Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, who served U.S. Fifth Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was found dead in his residence in Bahrain on Saturday, December 1, U.S. military officials have confirmed.
According to Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, no foul play has been suspected, however, the cause of death is under investigation.
CBS News reported that Defense Department says the death was "an apparent suicide."
According to NavyTimes, John said, "This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet and the entire Navy. He was a good friend to all of us".
According to The NavyTimes report, Chicago native Scott served as operations director for the U.S. Central Command before he took the leadership of the Fifth Fleet in May.
The New York Times reported that he oversaw U.S. naval operations in the Southwest Asia and the Middle East, including safeguarding the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.]
Funeral service for the late commander will be announced in the coming days. Rest In Peace Scott Stearney.
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