Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle is the new commander at Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC). He was previously Commander, Carrier Strike Group 3 in Bremerton, Wash. He is a native of McAlisterville, PA., and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
At sea, he served as fire control officer and first lieutenant aboard USS South Carolina; flag lieutenant with Cruiser Destroyer Group 2; operations officer onboard USS Porter) and USS Lake Champlain; executive officer onboard USS Porter; commanding officer onboard USS Winston S. Churchill 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.
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