Fort Leonard Wood update

Public Affairs Office

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Aug. 24, 2021) Fort Leonard Wood officials have released the name of a deceased Soldier who was found with a gunshot wound Aug. 20 in a barracks complex.

Pvt. Jamal Rogers, 18, whose home of record is listed as Conyers, Georgia, entered the Army in July 2021, and was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Chemical Brigade.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Pvt. Rogers,” said Maj. Gen. James Bonner, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. “We are deeply saddened and truly heartbroken by the loss of our teammate. As we mourn this tragic loss, our primary concern is taking care of and providing support to those closest to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pvt. Rogers’ family, friends and fellow Soldiers during this difficult time.”

Fort Leonard Wood law enforcement and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the death. According to officials, no foul play is suspected at this time.


About Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 80,000 military and civilians each year.

Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.

Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps Detachment and Air Force Squadron on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.

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