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2022/01/24 

國防焦點

【1月24日】看軍聞學英語

■刀客

原文:

 Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, commanding officer of SEAL Team 8, had served for more than two decades.

 In the meantime, the SEAL Team 8 executive officer has temporarily assumed command of the unit.

 "An incident like this weighs heavily on us all,” said Capt. Donald G. Wetherbee, commodore of Naval Special Warfare Group 2. "Brian was as tough as they come, an outstanding leader, and a committed father, husband and friend. This is a great loss to everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed." "We are working with SEAL Team 8 to provide every form of support we possibly can to Brian's family and teammates."

 According to the Navy SEAL Foundation, Bourgeois is the first training death since 2017.

中譯:

 現年43歲的海豹突擊隊第8分隊隊長布萊恩‧布爾喬亞中校,已服役20餘年。目前,由海豹突擊隊第8分隊副隊長暫時接管該單位的指揮權。

 海軍特種作戰第2大隊大隊長唐納德‧韋瑟比上校表示:「發生這樣的事故,我們所有人的心情都相當沉重,極其強悍的布萊恩,是傑出的領導者,稱職的父親、丈夫及朋友。他的離世,對所有認識他的人,都是個巨大的損失。大家都會非常想念他,我們將會與海豹突擊隊第8分隊攜手合作,盡可能的為布萊恩的家人及隊友,提供各種形式的支持。」

 「美國海軍海豹突擊隊基金會」表示,布爾喬亞是自2017年以來首例訓練死亡案。 (第3篇/共10篇)

─關鍵軍語─

 ※commodore:

 A captain in the navy in command of a squadron.

 ※assume:

 To take or begin to have power or responsibility.

例句:

 Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln.

 艾米‧鮑恩施密特上校將接掌「林肯號」航空母艦艦長。

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