An Army Reserve major general died Friday at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, officials announced Saturday.

Maj. Gen. Francisco Espaillat collapsed Friday during individual physical training and was rushed by ambulance to Womack Army Medical Center, where medical staff pronounced him dead, according to a news release.

The 56-year-old, who was from New York City, was assigned to General Officer Support, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

He received his second star only a couple of weeks ago, on March 27. He had been selected to serve as the chief of staff for U.S. Army Reserve Command.

"Just last month I had the privilege of promoting him in a low-key ceremony at my office in Washington, D.C.," said Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the Army Reserve chief and commanding general of U.S. Army Reserve Command, in a statement. "This was just his style, as a soldier he was humble, never seeking recognition. He was a splendid soldier who embodied leadership, energy and a relentless spirit of execution in everything he did."

Espaillat was a "wonderful human being," Luckey said.

"Our hearts and prayers are with his family during this time of shock and grief," he said.

Espaillat, who was commissioned in 1982, most recently commanded the 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Orlando, Florida. He also previously served as the deputy commander of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Army Commendation Medal with eight oak leaf clusters.

The Army is investigating the cause of Espaillat's death.