Navy Seal Commander Robert Ramirez was found dead at his home in California
A decorated Navy officer who recently assumed command of SEAL Team 1 was reportedly found dead at his home in San Diego Monday.
Commander Robert The cause of “Bobby” Ramirez’s death remains unknown as police continue their investigation. He was 47 years old.
“Bobby was an outstanding leader, devoted husband and father, and a good friend to all of us,” Capt. David Abernathy, commanding officer of Naval Special Warfare Group 1, responsible for all San Diego-based SEAL teams, said in a statement, via Navy Times.
Foul play is not suspected to have played a role in Ramirez’s death, Abernathy said.
Ramirez, who joined the Navy in 1996, assumed command of SEAL Team 1 last month.
According to NBC, Ramirez was commissioned an officer in 2004 and promoted to commander in 2019.
During his 27 years of service, Ramirez was awarded three Combat Action Ribbons after serving in combat situations in three different theaters of war. Five bronze star medals, two with “V” symbols denoting bravery and heroic deeds in battle.
Calling Ramirez’s death “a devastating loss to our community,” Abernathy said the organization will be in regular contact with Ramirez’s family and teammates as they navigate this difficult time.
Ramirez is the second SEAL team commander to die in the past year.
Commander Brian Bourgeois, who commanded SEAL Team 8 in Virginia Beach, died in December 2021 after falling from a helicopter during a training operation.