By: Savannah Smith | 12-03-2018 | News
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Top US Naval Commander Found Dead in Bahrain

Top US Naval Commander Found Dead in Bahrain

A U.S. 5th Fleet commander was discovered dead in his quarters in Bahrain on Saturday on what is suspected to be suicide case.

The commander was identified as Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney. Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson confirmed the sad news in a statement he released to the media.

A probe remains ongoing although a U.S. defense official has said the sorry death will almost likely be ruled as a suicide case. Richardson also said that no foul play is suspected.

Results of the official cause of death is expected by mid-week.

Richardson in his statement has kind words for Stearney. He said: β€œScott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all of us.”

Many social media users are doubting the suicide angle, however.

Stearney also served as director of operations at U.S. Central Command in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1982. He was assigned as a Naval Aviator in April 1984, and flew for more than 4,500 hours, accumulating more than 1,000 carrier-arrested landings while flying F/A- 18 Hornet and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike fighters.

Stearney had assumed command of the high-profile command on May 1.

Stearney also served at sea aboard a USS Theodore Roosevelt ( CVN-71), USS George Washington (CVN-73) and USS Dwight D.Eisenhower (CVN-69). While ashore, he also became a tactics instructor and readiness officer at Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN).

Richardson also confirmed that an investigation remains ongoing with the cooperation of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahrain Ministry of Interior. He also promised more information as the probe progresses.

Richardson has also asked for prayers for the grieving family of Stearney and that their privacy is respected at this most difficult time.


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Afshin Nejat No. 92083 2018-12-03 : 00:50

While it is possibly just as it "appears", it is always a question to be asked "what did he know" and "when did he know it"?

Anonymous No. 92102 2018-12-03 : 11:04

Until the 5 W's are completely answered (Who, What, When, Where and Why) and How ? I will watch, listen and then judge.

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