The brother of the San Bernardino shooter is a decorated Navy veteran who was given a good conduct award, military records show. Syed Raheel Farook joined the Navy in August 2003 and left the military four years later with accolades, a Navy spokesman told the Daily News Thursday.
He served with distinction while working as an Information System Technician, Third Class.
“He was a computer technician,” the Navy spokesman confirmed.
Farook’s brother Syed Rizwan Farook has been named as one of the shooters responsible for Wednesday’s slaughter inside a social service agency in San Bernardino, Calif.
Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, is alleged to have burst into the agency with his wife — both in body armor and bristling with weapons.
He and the Pakistani-born wife Tashfeen Malik, 27, killed 14 people and wounded 21.
The couple died a few hours later in a bloody shootout with police.
Besides his award for good conduct, Syed Raheel Farook was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to the Navy.
He served on the USS Enterprise; in the Surface Warfare Officer School Unit, in Great Lakes, Ill.; and at the Recruit Training Command, in Great Lakes, Ill.
He was also an Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, Naval records show.