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Pacific Fleet's senior enlisted leader relieved of duties

HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet's most senior enlisted leader has been removed from his post.

Pacific Fleet commander Adm. Harry Harris on Thursday relieved Master Chief Petty Officer Marco Ramirez, citing a lack of confidence in him.

The Pacific Fleet said in a news release this is because the initial findings of an investigation determined Ramirez hadn't performed to the high standards of his office.

Ramirez became fleet master chief in 2013. The master chief is an advocate and leader for the 122,000 enlisted sailors serving in the Pacific Fleet.

The Navy says Ramirez has been temporarily reassigned to other duties in the Pacific Fleet.

Ramirez joined the Navy in 1984. He's served on the USS Enterprise, USS Carl Vinson and at postings including Naval Legal Service Office Pacific in Japan.

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