The Museum Mourns the Loss of Commander Robert Ramirez III
Commander Robert “Bobby” Ramirez III was found deceased at his home in San Diego on Monday, December 19, 2022. He was 47. He was married to Anne Ramirez; together they have four children. Ramirez was promoted to the Commander rank and was assigned to oversee SEAL Team ONE of the West Coast Special Warfare Unit in June 2022.
Bobby enlisted in the Navy in 1996 and was commissioned in 2004. During his 27 years of service, Ramirez was awarded three Combat Action Ribbons, having been in combat situations in three different theaters of war and five Bronze Star medals — two with “V” devices, signifying valor and acts of heroism while in combat. He died by suicide just one month after taking over SEAL Team ONE, based on Naval Base Coronado, where he had arrived in June.