Rear Adm. Fred Pyle is a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania. He is a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
At sea he served as fire control officer and first lieutenant aboard USS South Carolina (CGN 37); flag lieutenant with Cruiser Destroyer Group 2; operations officer onboard USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57); executive officer onboard USS Porter; commanding officer onboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and commodore of Destroyer Squadron 2. During his at-sea tours, he made numerous deployments to the European, Central and Pacific command areas of operation.
Ashore, Pyle attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as a budget analyst in the Office of Budget on the Secretary of the Navy staff, as flag secretary, U.S. Joint Forces Command; as the budget branch head Surface Warfare Directorate on the Navy staff 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), U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany and as commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Washington.
Pyle assumed command of Navy Warfare Development Command on May 18, 2020.
He is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.