A COMMAND MASTER CHIEF WALKS THE PLANK
Usually, when we write about a Navy master chief getting sacked, it has something to do with sexual impropriety or drinking on duty. But this case is different.
CMC Adrian McCown lost his job due to what a Navy spokesperson called "equal opportunity complaints," a "toxic atmosphere," and "other allegations." It was enough to get him fired from the destroyer Michael Murphy, presently docked at Pearl Harbor.
What intrigues us the most is the EO complaints. What are the details on that? A Navy flak wouldn't elaborate when we inquired.
WHAT'S THE REAL STORY HERE?
Here's what we know about McCown.
He enlisted in the Navy 21 years ago and rose rapidly through the ranks. He hasn't been in trouble until now. McCown did a deployment in Parwan, Afghanistan with the military police. The relieved top-ranker once served aboard the USS John S. McCain.
It was the Murphy's skipper, CMDR Todd Hutchison who decided McCown had to go and cited the usual boilerplate when he said he relieved the CMC "due to my loss of confidence in his ability to perform his duties . . . "
McCown has been temporarily assigned to the staff of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific.
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