USS Gunston Hall command master chief relieved for alleged misconduct

Posted at 5:14 PM, Sep 10, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-10 17:17:53-04

According to officials, Capt. Andrew Loiselle, Commanding Officer of the USS Gunston Hall , relieved Command Master Chief Kelly Smith, the command master chief of the Virginia Beach-based dock landing ship on Sept. 8 for alleged misconduct.

Officials say the officer was relieved during an ongoing investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior. Smith has now been reassigned to the Naval Surface Force, Atlantic.

A permanent relief has not yet been identified.The ship is now in-port Manama, Bahrain.

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