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Rear Admiral Peter G. Vasely

Rear Admiral (RADM) Pete Vasely assumed the duties as the Deputy Director, Joint Training, Joint Staff J7 in June 2022.

A native of Coronado, CA, RADM Vasely graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering in 1990. He holds a Master of Science in Joint Warfighting and Strategic Studies from the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, in Norfolk, VA.

His tours as a Naval Special Warfare Officer included Assistant Platoon Commander and Platoon Commander at SEAL Team ONE, Troop Commander at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG), Training/Operations Officer at Special Boat Unit Twenty-Two, and Team Leader (Executive Officer) of an assault squadron at NSWDG. From 2006-2008, as Commanding Officer Naval Special Warfare Tactical Development Squadron Two, he served with and led Joint Task Forces on multiple combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. From 2011-2013, as Deputy Commanding Officer NSWDG, Vasely led Joint Task Forces operating outside the mature combat theaters in the Horn of Africa and Arabian Peninsula.

From 2016-2018, as Commander Naval Special Warfare Group Two, he trained, organized, equipped, deployed, and sustained NSW forces in support of Theater Special Operations Commands in AFRICOM, EUCOM, SOUTHCOM, and CENTCOM. Other assignments and joint tours include: Operations Officer, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) from 2000-2002, Branch Chief and Operations Officer at Joint Staff/Deputy Director for Special Operations (J37-DDSO) from 2009-2011, Deputy Director for Operations at JSOC, and Director of Operations at JSOC from 2016-2018, Second-in-command to the Deputy Commanding General – Operations, United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFORA) from 2018-2019, and as Commander, USFORA-FWD from June to October 2021.

His personal awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (three awards), Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze star with “V” distinguishing device (four awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation (two awards), and various campaign, unit, and service awards.

His wife Deanne and two kids, Josh and Charlotte, live in Virginia Beach, VA.

Last Updated: 12 October 2023


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