The U.S. Navy has concluded its investigation over the involvement of two Navy SEALs assigned to SEAL Team 6 in the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, a Special Forces operator.
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer specifically chose Rear Admiral Charles Rock, commander of Navy Region mid-Atlantic, to oversee the investigation and determine whether there is enough evidence to prosecute the two SEALs.
Capt. Greg Hicks, the Navy’s chief spokesman, stated, “[Adm. Rock will] review all relevant information pertaining to Staff Sergeant Melgar’s death and make determinations regarding administrative or disciplinary actions as appropriate.”
Staff Sgt. Melgar, who was assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group, was a member of a small joint special operations outfit attached to the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali. The team also included two MARSOC Marines and the two DEVGRU SEALs. Their mission was to provide assistance and support to the Malian and French counter-terrorism efforts against local al-Qaeda offshoots.