Sgt. Shaina B. Schmigel was killed after she jumped with a T-11 parachute during a training exercise at Holland Drop Zone on May 30, 2014.
In June 2014, Maj. Gen. John Nicholson, then-commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, ordered an investigation into her death.
The investigation found the most glaring error was the jump master's failure to inspect the static lines of her parachute.
Following her death, that safety was recommended to be permanently decertified from duties as a jump master. That person's name is redacted in the investigative report obtained by The Fayetteville Observer.
Schmigel, 21, was an intelligence analyst with the 37th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. She joined the Army in 2010 and had been assigned to 2nd Brigade since June 2011.
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