ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday.
The Jacksonville Medical Examiner’s Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD.
Doss’ manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office investigate.
Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy. While in Jacksonville, he was on Temporary Additional Duty orders at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.
Background Research from Conservative Refocus. Noting that a gifted Navy Commander’s death via Homicide as being highly unusual, we decided to probe further into the Commander’s background. The following is what we found:
– Doss completed two combat Mediterranean deployments with Fighter Attack Squadron One Three Seven onboard the aircraft carriers USS Coral Sea (1989) and USS Forrestal (1991).
-Completed two secret counter-drug missions in the Caribbean and South America while stationed on board USS Connolly (1997/1998).
-Doss was ordered by the Deputy Secretary of the Navy to assist in conducting the Annual Review Boards for suspected enemy-combatants held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
-Doss was charged with interviewing detainees and conducting boards to determine if the detainee in question should be released, transferred to another facility or be recommended for continued detention at Guantanamo Bay.
– Khalid Sheikh Mohammed admitted to Doss’ team that he was one of the masterminds behind 9/11.
Education : Awarded Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (2 awards), the Joint Service Achievement medal (2 awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement medal (6 awards), the Good Conduct medal (3 awards) and many other unit campaign awards.
– Associate of arts degree from Columbia College, a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Florida, a master of business (MBA) degree from Trident University International and is currently a student in a doctor of education program.