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Navy Times is reporting that the command master chief of the San Diego-based guided missile destroyer Gridley was fired earlier this month after being arrested for drunk driving in Millington, Tennessee.

According to the account, William R. Adams was relieved of duty on June 13 by Commander Benjamin Allbritton "for loss of confidence in Adams’ ability to fulfill his role."

"The relief happened the same day Adams was arrested while in Millington for a pre-deployment conference for the Gridley, which is scheduled to deploy later this year," Navy Times reported.

According to Navy Times, it's the tenth firing of a senior enlisted leader this year.

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SurfPuppy619 June 27, 2012 @ 7:38 a.m.

DUI is serious business-as it should be.


Visduh June 27, 2012 @ 9:51 p.m.

It has never been clear to me just what those Command Master Chiefs and Command Sergeants Major actually do. The job descriptions are always high-flown sounding, but very vague. "Senior enlisted advisor" to the commanding officer doesn't describe what they DO in any way at all. My own personal experience with them while on active duty didn't help--I was as unclear on the role and activities then as I am now. Maybe the reward for climbing the ladder of enlisted ranks to the absolute top is to have no real responsibilities along with a fat paycheck and plenty of pseudo-prestige. Would some reader please post a comment that really tells what these guys/gals DO, and not just regurgitate the standard vague job description?


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