Navy Shooter Identified

| April 7, 2021

Authorities have released the name of the shooter at the Maryland tech park Tuesday morning.

He was identified as Fantahun Girma Woldensenbet, 38 y/o, a Navy Hospital Corpsman.

Here are his service dates from DoD Manpower Data Center.

We are currently trying to obtain his official Navy records.  We may have them later today if they are deemed releasable.  When we get them we will upload them.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Navy

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  1. W2 says:

    Maybe you can get a copy of his no shave chit as well.

  2. JacktheJarhead says:

    This will be out of the news cycle right quick.

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    Clutching my pearls in disbelief!

  4. Sapper3307 says:

    Is that a mugshot?
    Just asking for friend.

  5. KoB says:

    The good news of the day is that the Barbed Cock of Satan is having its way with this dirtbag as we speak. May his worthless soul be tormented for all eternity.

    Another BZ to the troops that took out this trash.

  6. Old soldier says:

    Please correct the Incorrect picture – the photo is of Marquis Poteat accused of the murder of a bus driver in Baltimore.

  7. ninja says:

    “UPDATED: Active-Duty Sailor Killed After Shooting 2 Adults in Frederick, Md., Navy Confirms”

    “The Navy announced this afternoon that Woldesenbet was from Virginia and enlisted in September 2012. After his initial training, he attended training to become a hospital corpsman at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, and at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C. He spent two years working at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 2013 to 2015, and from 2015 to 2018 he worked at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command in Bremerton, Wash. After additional training, he began working at Naval Medical Research Center in Frederick in August 2019.”

    • ninja says:

      Woldesenbet also trained at the Navy Medicine Training Support Center in Portsmouth, Virginia.

      He served as a Petty Officer Third Class, (E-4) since June 2017.

      Is that normal within the US Navy, i.e. 4 years at that rank?

      He was about 29-30 years old when he enlisted in 2012.

      Looks as if he never was deployed in a Combat AO…some of his awards include the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Pistol (Marksman).

      • President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight says:

        “He served as a Petty Officer Third Class, (E-4) since June 2017.
        Is that normal within the US Navy, i.e. 4 years at that rank?”

        Depends on several factors.
        How full was the slot above him (PO2/E5) for that MOS? (not knowing squid language, the “PO2” may be incorrect. If it is incorrect, please inform and correct this Army Commo)
        If the next-up slot was full (MOS and Grade), then promotion would be slow, people would be stalled at the E4 Hospital Corpse Man position for awhile.
        Each service makes its own policy for Time in Grade (TIG)/Up or Out. Aaaaand depending on the perceived “needs of the military”, that policy can be changed.
        Soooo, not surprising that this miscreant sat at Hospital Corpse Man PO3 for four years.
        Much longer then that, and I’d be asking the same question as Ninja, “what’s wrong with that boy?”

        • Claw says:

          Or (pure conjecture) maybe he had just had a sit-down counseling session with his Leading CPO about the requirements of HYT (High Year Tenure) and his letter was in the mail.

          Maybe that set him off?

          • Claw says:

            Hmmm, just saw a comment that the Navy HYT for E-4 was changed from 8 years to 10 years back in 2017, so that blows my conjecture out of the water./smile

        • Steve Balm says:

          “PO2” is correct and often handy if you don’t know the rating. It’s a general reference for a Petty Officer E-5.

          If you know their rating, like HM2 it is a bit more specific.

          If you don’t know their rating or rank, referring to them as a “PO” is even more generic but acceptable.

        • gwdusn says:

          High year tenure for E4 is now 10 years. Time in grade requirements for E-4 to E-5 is one year. He is coming up on being “released” from active duty due to HYT. Sounds like his NEC (Navy Enlisted Classification, or for you land lubbers MOS) was HM-8404, or Field Med Corpsman (Corpsman trained to go with the Marines), based on his time at Camp Lejeune (thats where I went to Field Med School). I think at least half of all Corpsman have this NEC. I would say he was a below average Corpsman who did just enough to get by.

      • penguinman000 says:

        Yes. HYT for E4 is 8 years and it’s not uncommon for folks to get put out for failing to pick up E5. HM is the largest rate in the Navy, so promotion can be difficult.

      • T10guy says:

        Its odd. His paperwork says he has been in almost 9 years and is only an E-4 / petty Officer 3rd…

        Lots of legal issues?
        Busted down at some point?
        I know I promoted quickly (really quickly) but I was an E-5 2 years 11 months.

        Some rates (MOS) are tough in the navy. But not that tough.


        • Anonymous says:

          Concur… he done not cut it.

          • Daisy Cutter says:

            Someone set a sharp knife and a jar of French’s Mustard in front of him and…

            … he couldn’t cut it.

            Badda Bing Badda Boom!
            (somebody stop me)

    • Skippy says:

      So, how and why in to hell did they let him on post ???
      I’ve seen those pop up barriers stop cars dead in there

      • Commissar says:

        Wait, am I missing a detail about him?

        Why wouldn’t they let him on post?

        He is active duty with an ID card.

        • Claw says:

          Yes, Cockwomble, you are missing the detail about him running his car through the security checkpoint without stopping.

          • Commissar says:

            Thanks, Cockfraggle.

            Apparently, the shooting occurred miles away from the based at a commercial park.

            He then drove to Fort Detrick where he was flagged for a vehicle search but sped off before they could search him. He was pursued by MPs that stopped the vehicle a half mile away. When he exited the vehicle armed and refused commands he was shot.

            Is that accurate, Cocktubbie?

            • Poetrooper says:

              Lars, Claw used a legitimate term to identify you as someone full of self-importance while you, in typical Lars fashion, just pulled some made-up, childish and meaningless epithets out of your over-used ass.

              • Commissar says:

                Legitimate slang term.

                And the origin of the term is literally

                Cock: male bird, rooster.

                Womble: fictional pointy nose furry creatures from British children’s literature.

                My use of “Cockfraggle” was a play on the same etymology.

                A fraggle is a fictional pointy nose furry creature from American television.

                A tubbie is a fictional creature from British television.

                My regret is that I did not have a chance to use “Cockmuppet”.

                • Poetrooper says:

                  Guess ol’ Poe’s not as up on children’s television as you are Larsie boy…

                  Cockwomble, though,
                  is a term most of us here would agree is a perfect fit for you:

                  “A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or inappropriate behavior while generally having a very high opinion of his own wisdom and importance.”

                  • SFC D says:

                    See also: “gobshite” (plural gobshites) (Ireland, slang, moderately offensive) One who engages in nonsensical chatter or unwanted conversation. What’s that gobshite talking about now? (Ireland, slang, moderately offensive) A person of very poor judgment and unpleasant character.

                  • Commissar says:

                    Yeah, I thought it nailed how you all perceive me.

                    Kind of a perfect fit.

                • SFC D says:

                  I’m quite confident you’ve use more than your fair share of cockmuppets.

      • rgr769 says:

        They (the federal security police on the gate) didn’t let him on post. He likely pulled up to the gate to show his ID and then gunned the car and blew through. Two officers chased him in a patrol car and ultimately shot and killed him. So, they were not able to activate any barriers. Also, he likely had n access sticker on his car.

  8. OWB says:

    Don’t really care who he is, his background, who he’s mad at and why. While all of that stuff might be interesting, in an intellectually curious sort of way, it just does matter to most of us. He posed a serous threat to folks and the threat was neutralized.


    Maybe the threat could have been addressed earlier or in different ways but he made sure that there was only one way to stop his rampage on that day.

  9. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    “Fantahun Girma Woldensenbet”, doesn’t sound like the name of a Trump Voter from Red State America, thus I’m sure that the DNC Pravda mainstream media will sweep this under the proverbial rug as swiftly as they can and I’m sure that he wasn’t an NRA member either!

    • Commissar says:

      Why doesn’t it sound like a Trump voter?

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        Major Moonbat, you are MORE FULL OF SHIT than twelve million Seagulls, ten million Geese, a horde of used car Salesmen and a platoon of politicians conbined!

    • Poetrooper says:

      API, as I pointed out yesterday, the name is Ethiopian.

      • Commissar says:

        Don’t get me wrong, I agree with you; Trump’s base is almost entirely white.

        But who really cares about Trump at this point? His public interest has plummeted to pre-2016 levels. The damage is done but he a mostly harmless disgraced has-been now who has less political relevance than Marjorie Taylor Greene. A soon to be one term freshman congressman already expelled from any committees.

        People won’t really talk much about Trump again until the indictments and bankruptcies start rolling.

        • Neanderthal says:

          Nah – you feckless cuck, you have just been blocked out of so many conversations by true Patriots that you only get info off the teat of MSM.
          Life has to be hard when you are dumb, stupid and ignorant. You and Jim Abuela Acosta have a lot in common.
          Again, who in the flock ties your shoes???

          • rgr769 says:

            Now don’t call him a “cuck” cuz that implies he has a female partner for random dudes to bang. And so far as we know, the commie cuttlefish doesn’t have a “husband” for rando Antifastanis and BLMers to bang.

        • SFC D says:

          Your liberal/progressive compadres are very busy trying to blame every mistep or cockup by the current “administration” on Trump. As are your MSM ministers of truth. All shooters are presumed to be Trump fanatics unless their melanin level is above Shaun King’s.

        • Ret_25X says:

          As always–wrong as two mules f*cking.

          You really are stupid, aren’t you?

          But, that’s just why you are…………

          The Dummissar! Defender of propaganda and Enforcer of lies.

          It’s like being a turd, but worse.

        • MSG Eric says:

          Democrats are still whining about him, along with blaming anything that goes wrong on him. They will for the next four years in fact.

          Even when they’re using policies and plans from the Trump administration, they won’t give credit only blame.

  10. Mason says:

    E-4 at 8 years as a corpsman normal?

    • Skippy says:

      Good Question !!!!!

    • bmorgan says:

      Difficult to answer – even among prior Hospital Corpsmen.

      The reason is that rate openings (quotas) change every single year. In the late 1970s and early to mid-1980s it was not uncommon to make HM2 (E-5) in the Hospital Corpsman rating in your first four year enlistment, provided you kept your nose clean, studied for the tests, and advanced at the normal rate. At that time, one could make HM2 (E-5) in three years if you never skipped a beat and hit all the milestones. I made HM2 (E-5) in 3.5 years.

      At that time – if one graduated from Hospital Corpsman “A” School and studied reasonably well, or even picked up a lot through on-the-job training in your rate, you would literally only have to put your name on the test to pass and become a rated HM3 (E-4). Higher ranks were more difficult due to quotas but sometimes it would open up. If you passed the test, you would be put in an eligible pool and there could be a couple of hundred test-passing eligible people for 75 Navy-wide eligible billets. It depends on if the rating was full at a particular rank. Some ratings in the Navy were clogged up causing some sailors to switch ratings.

      Once someone leaves the Navy it is hard to have their finger on the pulse of advancement opportunities.

      Years later, I would see an HM3 (E-4) with six years in but was told that advancement was getting tougher. Maybe he told me that because it excused his situation.

      Over the years, I’ve lost the ability to pontificate whether someone was advancing at a normal and acceptable rate. Depends on the time and circumstances.

      Shooting from the hip – I’d say it was odd to be an E-4 at 8 years. Either lack of study skills, disciplinary issues or a closed down rating field (quotas) can contribute to this.

    • penguinman000 says:

      Not uncommon. HYT for an E4 is 8 years. Fail to pick up E5 at that point and you can’t reenlist.

      • penguinman000 says:

        For FY 20 HM reservist had just shy of 16% selected for E5. Active was just shy of 4%.

        • Mustang Major says:

          Just wondering, What Navy career field offers the fastest promotion to E-9?

          • Claw says:

            Sir, just a guess on my part, but I would think that anything Nuclear related/ Special Warfare or Submarine Service would put one on the fast track to Master Chief.

            As an example, I have a son who was a Mess/Culinary Specialist in Submarines his entire career, he made Senior Chief E-8 right at the 22 year mark, but just couldn’t quite squeeze out making Chief of the Boat by 26, so he chose to retire.

    • Andy says:

      I’m guessing the Navy has numbers authorized per MOS like the Army does. If not enough above you move up, the lowers can’t either. It was really a problem in ADA in the late 80s when it seemed no one was getting promoted to E5. I assume the same holds for the Navy especially since fewer of them aren’t needed as much now days?

  11. Smitty says:

    Conflicting reports as to who shot him- local police, military, sheriff, MP. The ignorance of “journalists” is amazing.

    • MSG Eric says:

      Well, once they saw he wasn’t a MAGA hat wearing white hetersexual man, they lost interest.

      If he was white, they’d be interviewing classmates in every grade from 1st into college, know every address he lived at in his life, and where his porn collection is hidden.

  12. Smitty says:

    Further reading article below says base police force. Assume that means DOD police. I have not seen MPs on base security for decades. When I was at Ft Gordon for MP AIT (1967) our instructor told us , if we went to a security post- Sandia Base, Edgewood Arsenal, nuke or Nike sites- we would be bored. If we went to a post with Infantry, Engineers, or Airborne, we would have plenty of action. Back then MPs handled security on most army posts.

  13. Commissar says:

    This is a pretty good roll up of what is publicly known about him as of this morning…

    • 5JC says:

      That’s near worthless. He must have really been in to some stuff if they aren’t saying.

      All I know is that it won’t be left wing terror because that stuff doesn’t exist.

    • Devtun says:

      Somehow white supes will be blamed.

    • sbalm says:

      Thank you. That will do it.

      I put the photo in the article.

      Many thanks. You are now the proud recipient of a one year, free, non-transferable membership to TAH and VG – which will no doubt spark envy with everyone else.

      Appreciate your due diligence!

  14. timactual says:

    I feel another episode of cognitive dissonance coming on. For awhile now I have read that the military was having difficulty recruiting adequate numbers of qualified recruits and retaining already enlisted personnel. Now I hear there are so many people competing for slots that spending 4 or 5 years as an E3 and another 4 years (so far) as E4 is not abnormal.

    So, problems hiring and retaining, yet no open slots in JUNIOR ranks. Oh, and the personnel in this new, all-volunteer organization are of a higher quality than the personnel in the bad old draftee military.

    What is that I smell? Could it be….Bullshit?

  15. ninja says:

    Admin please check your emails.

    I just sent you all the picture of Woldesenbet.

    Don’t know how to cut and paste and put in comment box.

  16. Daisy Cutter says:

    Someone needs to check if Woldesenbet participated in, and was signed off on, the Extremism within the ranks training recently mandated by the Pentagon.

    Could be interesting.

  17. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    So NOW that the cat’s out of the bag as to who he was, I’m betting that the mainstream mess media will try to sweep this away like they did The beltway Sniper as soon as they found out he wasn’t white.

  18. MK75Gunner says:

    Is this here one of them there “extremists in the ranks” that Austin, Biden, et al keep talking about?