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CDR Robert W. Peters III is a native of Boston, MA. He is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, endorsed by the Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries to serve as a chaplain in the United States Navy.
CDR Peters earned undergraduate degrees in Commercial Art Illustration from Oakwood University, in Huntsville Alabama and Communication Graphics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received a Master of Divinity from Andrews Theological Seminary in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He earned a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He became a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
In March of 1992 CDR Peters joined the United States Marine Corps. Over the next eight years he became a Naval Aviator. He was a helicopter pilot with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 162. He deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit and participated in Operations Autumn Shelter, Balkan Calm, Silver Knight, and Operation Deliberate Forge.
In August of 2000 CDR Peters joined the Navy to become a chaplain. Since, he has served as Command Chaplain with Command Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8), Third Recruit Training Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego CA, 1st Battalion 1st Marines and 1st Marine Division Headquarters Battalion Chaplain, Camp Pendleton, CA. He is a graduate of the Naval War College, in Newport RI. He was an Instructor and Professional Development Deputy Director at the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center in Columbia, South Carolina. He served as the III Marine Expeditionary Force Deputy Chaplain, 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade Chaplain and III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group Chaplain, in Okinawa Japan. He currently serves as the Director, Chaplain Accessions Programs at Navy Recruiting Command in Millington TN.
CDR Peters’ personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (Second Award), and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Fourth Award).