Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the top U.S. Navy officer and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was at the Navy Yard during Monday morning’s shooting and was evacuated safely, Defense One has learned.
According to multiple new reports from the Navy Yard, at least four people have been killed and at least 10 wounded by a gunmen believed armed with at least an automatic weapon.
Greenert is chief of naval operations, known in the military as the CNO. The Navy Yard in Southeast Washington, D.C., houses the CNO’s headquarters.
Greenert “was at Navy Yard at time of incident and evacuated safely,” said Cmdr. Ryan Perry, Navy spokesman at the Pentagon. Perry did not provide any casualty estimates but said the Navy is tracking “reports of several wounded/several fatalities.”