at the US Navy administrative centre in Washington. Aaron Alexis was a thirty four year
old former Navy Petty Officer from New York and worked as a military contractor. The
Washington DC Mayor, Vincent Grey, stated, “We don’t have any reason at this stage to
suspect terrorism, but at this stage it has not been ruled out.” Navy officials explained that
he had been discharged from the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 46 in Fort Worth in
early 2011 and was discharged over a pattern of misconduct.