Navy submarine chief relieved of duty

Senior Chief Dwight Newton Photo credit: U.S. Navy

The US Navy has relieved the boat chief for the USS Albany, making him the second senior NCO in the submarine force to be relieved this month.

According to Naval Today, Senior Chief Dwight Newton was removed from his position by the Albany’s CO for misconduct and is now facing UCMJ charges of wrongful use of controlled substances and giving a false official statement.

As the Commanding Officer’s senior enlisted adviser, Newton carried a significant amount of responsibility and was supposed to be a role model to the rest of the crew- particularly the enlisted men.

Newton has served as the Chief of Boat on the Albany since October 2013. Master Chief Fire Control Technician Edward Brennan is filling his shoes until ad interim until an official replacement can be assigned.

Newton has been temporarily assigned to Submarine Squadron Six until the final outcome of his official proceedings have been made.

Newton’s LinkedIn account describes him as an “outstanding leader, mentor and counselor who attacks every challenge head on” and an “insightful advisor with 23 years of dedicated service to the United States Navy and the Submarine Force.”

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