A Special Forces officer died Wednesday after a “sudden and unexpected medical event” at a Fort Carolina fitness training in North Carolina, the 1st Special Forces Command said Friday morning.
Sgt. Class 1 Calvin T. Rockard, 38, was attending a special force security officer technical and tactical certification course at the time of his death.
Authorities have not commented on the cause of the treatment.
In recent months, there have been two other training deaths related to Green Bears. One soldier died in July at the Navy Air Force Base at Key West Airport in Florida, and another in September at a training camp at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
At the time of his death, Rockard was assigned to the 1st Special Forces in Okinawa, Japan. He was from Jacksonville, Florida, and in December 2004 enlisted in the Army as an Special Forces candidate for the 18X program.
Before attending the Fort Brag Special Forces Fitness Course, Rockward trained at the Fort Bening Georgia Pedestrian Part One. He first served as a communications sergeant and later as a spy.
Rockward served in Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career.
“Sgt. 1st Class Rockward was a fighter,” said 1st Team Commander Col. Ryan Erler.
Erler added: “He was a successful, respected, and beloved Special Forces soldier and his teammate, kind and considerate of his family. “He always smiles in front of everyone he meets. We mourn the loss of our brother and honor his service to the country, expressing our deepest condolences to Sgt. Grade 1 The Rockard Family.
Rockward survived with his wife and daughter.
Rockard Military Education includes Special Forces Competency Course, Air Force School, Pathfinder School, Special Forces Intelligence Servant Course, Special Forces Jumster Master Course, Special Operations Combat Program, Special Forces Advanced Assessment Target Analysis and many more operator-protection courses. He said.
The awards and decorations include a bronze star medal, honorary service medal, joint service medal, military medal, joint service achievement medal, military success medal, national defense service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal, Iraq campaign medal and Korean defense medal. .
Correction The previous version of this article incorrectly misrepresented Rockward as a member of the 1st group. The article has been updated.