The commanding officer of SEAL Team 1 was found dead in his San Diego County home Monday, Navy officials announced Wednesday.
Cmdr. Robert Ramirez III was 47.
Foul play is not suspect in his death, which is under investigation, Naval Special Warfare officials said.
Capt. David Abernathy, commander of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, which manages all San Diego-based Navy SEAL teams, offered his condolences to Ramirez’s family.
“Bobby was an outstanding leader, devoted husband and father, and a good friend to us all,” Abernathy 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.”
Officials said Ramirez’s family requested privacy.
Ramirez enlisted in 1996. He was commissioned in 2004.
His awards and decorations include five Bronze Star Medals, three Combat Action ribbons and six medals combined for the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
This story originally appeared in San Diego Union-Tribune.
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