Commander, Patrol & Reconnaissance Group U.S. Navy
Rear Adm. Pete Garvin graduated with merit from the United States Naval
Academy in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
(Astronautics). He is also a 2005 graduate of the National War College,
with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy and a 2015
alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI.
His operational assignments include service with the “Pelicans” of
Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, where he was the 1995 Association of Naval
Aviation Pilot of the Year; department head with the “Mad Foxes” of
VP-5; navigator aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), where he served as flag
navigator for the embarked Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 6; executive
and 59th commanding officer of the “Fighting Tigers” of VP-8; and
commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10.
His shore assignments include flag lieutenant to Commander, Patrol Wings
Atlantic (CPWL), Commander, Task Force (CTF) 84; instructor pilot at
the P-3 fleet replacement squadron, VP-30; Washington placement officer
at the Bureau of Naval Personnel (PERS 441); executive officer for the
director, Operational Plans and Joint Force Development Directorate
(J-7), Joint Staff; federal executive fellow at the Council on Foreign
Relations (CFR); undersea warfare branch head in the assessments
division (N81) and deputy director, unmanned warfare systems (N99) on
the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff; and executive
assistant to the vice chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Most recently, he served as the 22nd commander of Navy Recruiting
Command. Garvin assumed the duties of Commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Group July 23, 2018.
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of
Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious
Service Medal (two awards), Air Medal (two strike/flight) and various
personal, unit and campaign decorations.
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