Executive Director

Navy Recruiting Command




Gary C. Peterson










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Gary C. Peterson assumed duties as Executive Director, Navy Recruiting Command in December 2011. He previously served as Executive Director, Joint Region Marianas from 2009 to 2011, where he was responsible for requirements, resources, strategy, governance, and shore installation support business management oversight for the sole joint region under the Department of Defense.
Mr. Peterson is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and Naval Aviator. He served in three A-6E Intruder squadrons and two EA-6B Prowler squadrons. He has accumulated more than 4,400 flight hours,1,030 carrier arrestments, and 132 combat missions in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
He served as commanding officer,VAQ-137 "Rooks," executive officer, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), and Commanding Officer, Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake, Calif.
Mr. Peterson is a "Fighting Duck" from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, and he graduated from Naval War College with a Master's Degree in National Strategic Studies. In 1999, he graduated from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, with a Master's Degree in Public Administration (MPA). In 2006, he completed a year with the FEDEX Express Corporation as a Secretary of Defense, Corporate Fellow.

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