Navy commander found dead in Bahrain residence
The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the U.S. Fifth Fleet has been found dead in his residence in Bahrain.
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said Vice Adm. Scott Stearney was found dead Saturday.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are investigating the death, but foul play is not suspected, Richardson said.
Rear Adm. Paul Schlise, the deputy commander of the Fifth Fleet, has taken over Stearney’s duties.
The Fifth Fleet includes the Arabian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.