The Marine — who was finding out on the college that homes the service’s Battle Faculty and Faculty of Enlisted Navy Training, amongst different applications — was Sgt. Jaen Deshun Davis, 24, of the first Battalion, twenty fourth Marine Regiment, a reserve unit out of Michigan.
Davis was pronounced useless on the scene by responding officers, in accordance with a Marine Corps press launch Thursday. A Naval Legal Investigative Service investigation was opened and stays ongoing. The reason for demise was not listed within the assertion.
“His household, family members and friends have our deepest sympathies as we proceed to supply assist throughout this tough time,” mentioned Maj. Joshua Pena, a spokesperson for Coaching and Training Command.
Davis was a member of the active-duty, inspector-instructor workers assigned to the Michigan reserve unit, a place that entails liaising between its active-duty and reserve components, together with different duties that guarantee continuity between the 2.
Previous to attending the Marine Corps College, Davis was assigned to the eleventh Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1st Marine Logistics Group out of Camp Pendleton, California, in accordance with the press launch. He earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, amongst different awards.
“There is no such thing as a extra info obtainable at the moment,” Pena mentioned within the assertion. Davis was finding out as a part of a resident program on the college.
The Marine Corps has had a tragic summer season with a string of lethal incidents and losses. In July, three Marines have been discovered useless of their automobile exterior of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from what native police say was carbon monoxide poisoning.
Final month, Lance Cpl. Joseph Whaley was killed throughout nighttime live-fire coaching at Camp Pendleton, California. August additionally noticed two separate plane incidents that resulted within the deaths of 4 Marines — one was a single-pilot F/A-18 Hornet and the opposite was a V-22 Osprey carrying almost two dozen personnel.
The latter incident triggered the implementation of a service-wide security overview that was initially scheduled for a later date.
Final yr, after one other lethal Osprey crash included in a string of “six Class-A mishaps since January 2022, leading to 9 fatalities and the destruction of 4 plane,” the service enacted an identical stand-down, in accordance to the Marine Corps’ web site.
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