FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Death Announcement

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 1, 2016) -- Redstone Arsenal officials released the name of the individual who passed away Sunday, July 31, on the installation.

Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi, 55, of Long Island, New York, was slated as the incoming commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. The cause of Rossi's death remains under investigation.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Gen. John G. Rossi's family. We share their grief during this time of loss. Our priority right now is to take care of the family, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time," said Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general and Redstone Arsenal senior commander.

Rossi previously served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, Okla. Prior to that assignment, he served as the director of the Army Quadrennial Defense Review Office in the Pentagon.

For more information, media may contact the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs Office during duty hours at (256) 955-2171 or after duty hours at (256) 698-8246.