Command Master Chief of USS Michael Murphy Relieved

The command master chief of USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Master Chief Petty Officer Adrian McCown, was relieved of his duties October 2, 2015 by the commanding officer of USS Michael Murphy, Cmdr. Todd E. Hutchison, due to a loss in confidence in his ability to perform the duties as command master chief.

The decision was made based on an ongoing command investigation into alleged misconduct and command climate.

McCown has been temporarily reassigned to the staff of Commander, Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific. Master Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Jamison Meyer will assume temporary duties as the senior enlisted advisor.

Michael Murphy is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer based in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH), HI.

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