Adultery led to Va. base enlisted leader's ouster


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Navy investigation shows the top enlisted leader at a base in Virginia Beach was relieved of his duties after acknowledging he committed adultery.

Master Chief Petty Officer Yves Raynaud was relieved of his duties as command master chief at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in February.

At the time, the Navy said in a statement that the installation's commander relieved Raynaud due to a loss of confidence in his ability to serve as the command's senior enlisted adviser.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act show Raynaud developed a sexual relationship with a woman within the past year whom he met nearly 20 years ago while stationed in Japan.

Raynaud told investigators he is sorry for what he did and is seeking counseling.

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