49-year-old US Navy Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu, from Manila, Philippines, died on 12th October 2012 from non-combat related injuries. The cause of death has not yet been released.
Cmdr. Tiu served in the Navy Supply Corps, and was assigned to Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain, since January 2011 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
He joined the Navy in 1984 and was commissioned as an officer in 1995.
He had previously served aboard six ships.
Prior to deploying to Bahrain, he at the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center-Forward in Norfolk, Virginia. He also served in Saudi Arabia, Germany and Guam during his career.