NORFOLK, Va. — A sailor from Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic was found dead at Naval Station Norfolk Friday night, Lt. Cmdr. Ben Tisdale, spokesman for U.S. Fleet Cyber Command told Navy Times on Monday.

Tisdale said the cause of the death was still under investigation on Monday but officials have identified the deceased sailor as Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Joshua I. Johnson.

A three-year Navy veteran, Johnson, 22, was originally from Orange Park, Florida.

Although a Navy probe continues into the cause of Johnson’s death, there were no initial indications of foul play and his body was not found in his barracks.

“Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and shipmates of Petty Officer Johnson during this extremely difficult time.” said Capt. Jody Grady, the commander of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Atlantic, in a press release.

“Although he is no longer with us, he will not be forgotten ― we are deeply saddened by his loss, and so I would ask for your thoughts, prayers and support for NCTAMS LANT, our families, and the Information Warfare community."

According to his Navy records, Johnson enlisted in the Navy in June 2015.

He reported to Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic in Norfolk in 2016; it was his first fleet assignment. He worked as a Satellite Management Center Technician and was advanced to his present rank in late 2016.

Mark D. Faram is a former reporter for Navy Times. He was a senior writer covering personnel, cultural and historical issues. A nine-year active duty Navy veteran, Faram served from 1978 to 1987 as a Navy Diver and photographer.

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