JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Officials said a Camp Lejeune Marine lieutenant colonel died after collapsing during a fitness test on Friday.
WITN-TV reported that 39-year-old Andrew P. Reed died during the run portion of the semi-annual fitness test. The cause of his death remains under investigation.
Authorities said Reed was due to assume command of Logistics Operations School at Camp Johnson on Monday.
Reed was a career logistics officer. He served in combat operations during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2004 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006 with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Before arriving at Camp Lejeune, he was the senior forum coordinator at Headquarters Marine Corps for the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources between 2012 and May 2014.
Reed received his commission in 1996 after graduating with a Bachelor of Special Studies degree in Secondary Education and Physical Education from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.