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US Navy’s 5th Fleet Commander Found Dead in ‘Apparent Suicide,’ Officials Say (Video)

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The commander of the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet has passed away this weekend.

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of the 5th Fleet and the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was found dead in his Bahrain home on Saturday. Defense officials told CBS News that the incident is being ruled an “apparent suicide” but there has been no official confirmation of this so far.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson reported Stearney’s death via statement and video posted online.

“Team, it’s my sad duty to inform you that today the Secretary of the Navy and I were informed that Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, our commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and commander of U.S. Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, was found deceased in his residence in Bahrain today,” Richardson said.

Bahrain is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and 5th Fleet, located at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

“This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at 5th Fleet and for the entire Navy,” Richardson said. “Scott Stearney was a decorated naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all of us.”

Stearney served as a Naval Officer since Oct. 1982, and a became a Naval Aviator in April 1984, according to his Navy profile. He flew the FA-18 Hornet in strike fighter operations.

His Navy profile also details his career, stating:

His fleet assignments include the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-87, the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-136 and strike warfare officer for commander, Carrier Group 4.  Stearney commanded the Wildcats of VFA-131 and Carrier Air Wing Seven embarked on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.  He served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as chief of staff of Joint Task Force 435 and later Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.

Ashore, Stearney served as instructor and readiness officer at Navy Fighter Weapons School, aide de camp to the chief of naval operations, deputy director J6 U.S. Joint Forces Command, executive assistant to deputy commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command and chief of staff, Strike Force Training Atlantic.

His flag assignments include commander, U.S. Transportation Command’s Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, commander, Strike Force Training Atlantic, commander, Carrier Strike Group 4, commander, Navy Warfare Development Command, and director of operations, U.S. Central Command.

Most recently, Stearney was commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces from May 2018 until December 1, 2018.

Richardson added that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are working together with investigators in Bahrain to investigate the incident. “At this time, no foul place is suspected,” Richardson noted.

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  • ElOregonian

    Declass of the FISA Report will see an overwhelming number of high-level personnel both in politics, the military, law enforcement, throughout our federal government, other governments, and CEO’s of top Fortune 500 companies, will show a boatload of “suicided” individuals… the rest will be indicted, either placed in our military tribunal system, found guilty, and carted off to Gitmo.

    It should start happening this week, and much should be revealed as it all starts to unravel…

    Stay vigilant…

  • dennisR8

    I do not believe it. As long as Hillary Clinton is alive, she will find someone to hate sufficiently to kill them. Many things will straighten out in America if Donald Trump sends his US Marines to arrest many of these elite criminals that have an indictment. I would include without a present day indictment, indicts to be created in the future; thereby any and all FREEMASONS. If I were DJ Trump, I would chose an early Sunday morning, not during the week.

  • Slimey

    Uh oh! This is BAD news. That means WAR IS COMING. They usually get rid of the guy or guys standing in the way for either victory or defeat.

    Stand by…….. :cool:

    • DK

      How will you notice. the Corporate USA has been at war for all but 21 years of its existence.




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