SAN DIEGO -- Commander, Carrier Air Wing Two's command master chief was temporarily reassigned May 28, pending an investigation into allegations of continued misconduct following administrative action taken against him earlier this year for similar misconduct. Command Master Chief Brian K. Page's reassignment was ordered by Capt. Christopher Murdoch, commander, Carrier Air Wing Two. Until the investigation is complete, Page will be assigned to the staff of Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Pacific. Page was the subject of administrative action by the command following an admission of misconduct in January, and was denied a planned transfer to a position of significantly higher responsibility as an aircraft carrier Command Master Chief. Page elected to retire later this year, ending his career years earlier than he might have expected but was permitted to remain in his position as Carrier Air Wing Two command master chief until that time. A new investigation is currently underway to determine if Page continued to engage in misconduct despite the earlier administrative action.
CMDCM Steven J. Schultze of Strike Fighter Squadron Two will temporarily fulfill the duties of command master chief at Carrier Air Wing Two until the investigation is complete.
Command master chiefs are the senior enlisted leaders of Navy commands and have a great deal of responsibility for their unit's assigned Sailors and their mission. They strengthen the chain of command by keeping the commanding officer aware of existing or potential issues of concern as well as procedures and practices which affect the mission, readiness, welfare and morale of the Sailors in the command.