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2 US special ops trainees die during combat diving course, prompting safety concerns – reports


November 6, 2021

Special forces troops in the US military are sounding alarms over potential safety violations at an elite combat diving program after two trainees were reportedly killed in the span of as many months during training.

Staff Sergeant Micah Walker died during the Army’s Combat Diver Qualification Course (CDQC) exercise at Naval Air Station Key West in Florida in late July, followed by Staff Sergeant Paul Olmstead, who died on September 23 during a maritime assessment course, which must be passed before trainees are allowed into the CDQC program proper, Insider reported on Friday.

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