FORT HOOD, Texas– The 1st Cavalry Division is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a member from our team. Specialist Jacob A. Oswald, a 22-year-old military intelligence analyst assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, “Black Jack” died as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident, Thursday evening in Killeen, Texas.

“Our deepest condolences are extended to Specialist Oswald’s family, his loved ones, and his friends,” said Col. C.J. Kirkpatrick,  brigade commander for 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. “We have been in constant contact with the Soldier’s family and are working with them to offer support during this difficult time.”

Oswald joined the U.S. Army in July 2019 and following initial training at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., he was assigned to Fort Hood.

His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The accident is under investigation by Killeen Police Department.