The father of Staff Sgt. Bryan Black, an Army Green Beret killed in the October 2017 Niger ambush, has authored a letter asking the Army not to punish the Special Forces captain who led the mission.
Hank Black, a retired Marine Corps major, asked that his son’s commanding officer, Capt. Mike Perozeni, be spared a General Officer Memorandum of Reprimand, or GOMOR, for his conduct prior to the mission.
It isn’t immediately clear which type of reprimand Perozeni will reportedly receive. U.S. Special Operations Command officials referred Army Times to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for questions. However, OSD did not immediately respond to a request for comment.