The commander of SEAL Team 1 was found dead earlier this week, the US Navy reports.
The body of Cmdr. Robert Ramirez III was located in his San Diego County residence on Monday by members of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
The SDSD is currently amidst an investigation as the local Naval Special Warfare community grieves.
“Bobby was an outstanding leader, devoted husband and father, and a good friend to us all,” Capt. David Abernathy, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, which manages all San Diego-based SEAL teams, said in a statement. “This is a devastating loss to our community and all who knew him. We will remain in support of Bobby’s family, friends and teammates during this extremely difficult time.”
A “mustang,” Ramirez began his career as an enlisted man in 1996 but got commissioned in 2004.
He took command to SEAL Team 1 last month after arriving in June.
According to the Military Times, his nearly 27-year service was marked by a number of awards, including five Bronze Star Medals, two with the Combat “V” device.
No foul play is suspected in Ramirez’ death.
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