Incoming commander for Army Space and Missile Defense Command dies

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Maj. Gen. John Rossi, the incoming commander of Army Space and Missile Defense Command, has died, the Army announced Monday.

Rossi, 55, died Sunday in his on-post home at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The investigation into the cause of Rossi’s death is still underway.

“At this point we don’t have any indication of foul play,” said Chris Grey, a spokesman for Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Rossi most recently served as the commanding general of the Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Before that, he served as the director of the Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office in the Pentagon.

Rossi had just arrived at Redstone Arsenal after relinquishing command of Fort Sill in July. He and his family moved into their house on-post less than two weeks ago, said John Cummings, a spokesman for Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

On Tuesday, Rossi had been scheduled to be promoted to lieutenant general and succeed Lt. Gen. David Mann as commander of Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

Mann was scheduled to retire; he will now remain in command, Cummings said.

Full article: Incoming commander for Army Space and Missile Defense Command dies (ArmyTimes)

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