'Devastating news:' 5th Fleet commander found dead in Bahrain

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Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, speaks on the 1MC shipboard intercom to welcome the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to Manama, Bahrain, on Oct. 24, 2018. JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY
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Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, speaks on the 1MC shipboard intercom to welcome the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to Manama, Bahrain, on Oct. 24, 2018. JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY

'Devastating news:' 5th Fleet commander found dead in Bahrain

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published: December 03, 2018

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the 5th Fleet was found dead Saturday in Bahrain, the Navy announced.

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney was found in his quarters, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said in a statement.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating but no foul play is suspected, Richardson said.

He described Stearney a “decorated naval warrior,” and a “devoted husband and father.”

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