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General Officer Dies During PT at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (8 April 2017) — An Army Reserve general who was selected
as the next chief of staff for U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg died on
Friday, officials said.

Major General. Francisco A. Espaillat, 56, of New York City, collapsed during
physical training at Fort Bragg.

He was then rushed to the Womack Army Medical Center, where he was
pronounced dead.

Major General. Espaillat received a promotion to major general less than two
weeks ago.

He was currently assigned to general officer support in the Office of the Chief of
the Army Reserve, based at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Espaillat was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps in
1982 through the early commissioning program at Georgia Military College.

In early 2014, Espaillat assumed command of the 143rd Sustainment Command
(Expeditionary) (ESC), where he was responsible for providing leadership,
command and control to more than 9,000 Army Reserve Soldiers in 90 units
throughout the southeastern United States, according to his Army Reserve

Major General. Espaillat’s awards, decorations and honors include the Legion of
Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army
Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Commendation
medal, the Army Commendation Medal 9th award, the Joint Service Achievement
Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.

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