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Navy Master Chief Relieved of His Duties




    A Navy master chief petty officer has been relieved of his duties after the Navy says they’ve lost confidence that he can fulfill his role as a command master chief.

    Joe Grgetich was let go Thursday by the commodore of Destroyer Squadron 1. Grgetich served as the command master chief of the USS Dewey based in San Diego.

    According to his LinkedIn page, Grgetich had served as master chief for three years and five months.

    Senior Chief Petty Officer Katy Willdigg, a sailor stationed aboard the ship, will take his place in the interim until a new master chief can report to the ship.

    Further details on the reason for his departure were not disclosed by the Navy.