JSOC Member Released from Hospital After Being Shot During Training

Womack Army Medical Center (U.S. Army Photo)
Womack Army Medical Center (U.S. Army Photo)

A member of the Joint Special Operations Command headquarters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who was wounded during pistol training Monday, has been released from the hospital, Bragg officials said.

Fort Bragg officials are not releasing many details about the incident accept to say that the male service member was wounded while participating in pistol training on a live-fire range.

"He was shot," Adam Luther, a spokesman for Fort Bragg, told Military.com. "I just don't know if it was self-inflicted or friendly fire."

The service member was taken to Womack Army Medical Center and was released Monday evening, Luther said.

The identity of the service member will not be released, Luther said.

The U.S. military stresses safety during training, but accidents do occur.

In late October, a from 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division was accidentally shot during Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) testing at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

It's unclear how the soldier was shot since the incident did not occur during a live-fire event, Polk officials said.

The EIB test involves several practical, or hands-on, tasks -- such as demonstrating individual skills in weapons, first aid and patrolling as well as a day-and-night land navigation course -- that soldiers must pass to earn the coveted blue badge depicting a silver musket.

-- Matthew Cox can be reached at matthew.cox@military.com.

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