O'ahu, Hawaii Lt. j.g. Aaron Fowler, 29, of Oklahoma, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit One, died in a training exercise at Marine Corps Base (MCB) Hawaii. He was participating in the third phase of Marine Corps Reconnaissance Leaders Course, at the time of his death.
The Marine Corps Reconnaissance Leaders Course is an 8-week long training that takes place in multiple locations. During the course, participants go through exercises that focus on planning and leading teams through amphibious, ground reconnaissance and patrolling operations. The third phase includes amphibious operations.
NCIS and local authorities are investigating the death, according to a statement released by the Navy. Fowler commissioned from the Naval Academy in 2018 and started with EOD Mobile Unit One in January 2022.