Officials say 47-year-old Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler Jr., of Gulfport, Fla., was found dead Friday in his berthing compartment. No other details on Kessler’s death have been released.
Media outlets report that Kessler was assigned to the USS Enterprise as a logistics specialist.
The Enterprise is currently on its 22nd and final deployment. It was commissioned in November 1961 and is scheduled to be deactivated this fall.