Vice Admiral Scott Stearney was found dead in his home in Bahrain on Saturday, the Navy’s chief of operations, Admiral John Richardson, said in a statement. NCIS is conducting the investigation together with the Bahraini Ministry of Interior, according to Richardson. 'This is devastating news for the Stearney family, for the team at Fifth Fleet and for the entire Navy,' Admiral John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said in a video statement. 'Scott Stearney was a decorated Naval warrior. He was a devoted husband and father, and he was a good friend to all,' the statement said.