指挥官. 布赖恩·布尔乔亚, 43, died Tuesday at Norfolk Sentara General Hospital in Norfolk, 维吉尼亚州, the Navy announced in a statement Wednesday.
该事件正在调查中, but according to initial indications, the accident occurred during a fast-rope training exercise Saturday, according to the Navy. The training involves troops practicing descending quickly on a rope from, 例如, a helicopter.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bourgeois family — and we will ensure our community remains in support of and in relationship with Brian’s family and his children, for life,” Rear Adm. H.W. Howard III, the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command, 在声明中说.
“Brian was one of our very best leaders, who possessed all the attributes that make our force effective. We will miss his charismatic leadership and faithful stewardship of our standard. His legacy carries on in teammates he served with, 带领, and mentored.”
The findings of the investigation into the accident will be made available “at the appropriate time,” 海军说.
Bourgeois received his commission from the US Naval Academy in May 2001.
Over his more than 20-year long career in the military, Bourgeois was awarded the Bronze Star, among other decorations and awards.
“Brian was as tough as they come, an outstanding leader, and a committed father, husband and friend. This is a great loss to everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed,” 上尉说. Donald G. Wetherbee, commodore, Naval Special Warfare Group 2.
Bourgeois is survived by his wife and their five children.