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Soldier Killed, Spouse Arrested In Ft. Campbell Shooting

Posted: 1:05 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 22:15:05Z

A Fort Campbell soldier was killed in a weekend shooting in the on-post housing and the spouse was taken into custody.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday. All gates on Fort Campbell were closed for about an hour while military police investigated. Officials did not release any details of the incident.

Spc. Brittney Niecol Silvers, of Jacksonville, Florida, was killed in the incident.

She was an automated logistical specialist in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). She joined the Army in 2011 and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Lee, Virginia. She served for several years at Fort Hood, Texas before arriving to Fort Campbell in 2016. 

Details of the incident were not released. Her spouse was arrested, but it's unclear if charges will be filed. It is being investigated by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI.

"101st Combat Aviation Brigade has lost an incredibly valued member of the Destiny team.  We continue to pray for her family and friends during this difficult time," said Lt. Col. Cayton Johnson, commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). "We request that everyone respect the privacy of her family as they grieve this tragic loss."

Silvers completed the Combat Life Savers Course and Basic Leader Course while serving at Fort Campbell. Her awards and decorations include: Army Achievement Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (One Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge, and Marksmanship Qualification Badge - Sharpshooter with Carbine. 

Silvers was posthumously promoted to Sergeant and received the Army Commendation Medal. 

Fort Campbell’s law enforcement personnel initiated standard procedures to secure the post upon
notification of the incident.

“Our priority remains the safety and security of our Soldiers, their Family members and our civilian personnel,” Brig. Gen. K. Todd Royar.

Fort Campbell’s standard protocols require gate closures, and gates to remain closed until deemed
appropriate.