Friday Oct 11, 2019

"The US Navy Today"

Fred Pyle

Rear Admiral, Carrier Strike Group 3 U. S. Navy

Introduced by: Jim Gordon

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Rear Admiral Pyle will speak on our Navy’s enduring mission, today’s threats and challenges, the carrier strike group composition, and how this applies in a regional context.  He will speak for about 20 minutes, reserving time for questions from attendees.

About the Speaker

Rear Adm. Fred Pyle is a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania. He is a 1990 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.

At sea he served in the USS South Carolina (CGN 37) as fire control officer and first lieutenant, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2 as flag lieutenant, USS Porter (DDG 78) as operations officer, USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) as operations officer, USS Porter as executive officer, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) as commanding officer and Destroyer Squadron 2 as Commodore. During these at-sea tours, he made numerous deployments to the European, Central and Pacific Command Areas of Operation. He is currently serving as Commander, Carrier Strike Group 3 in Bremerton, WA.

Ashore, he attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served in the Office of Budget on the Secretary of the Navy staff as a budget analyst, United States Joint Forces Command as flag secretary, the Surface Warfare Directorate on the Navy staff as the budget branch head and as executive assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for integration of capabilities and resources. As a Flag Officer, he served as Deputy Director of Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5/8) at the US European Command in Stuttgart Germany.

He is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service, Meritorious Service, Navy Commendation, Navy Achievement and Good Conduct Medals.