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