Rear Admiral Fred Pyle
Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Rear Admiral Fred Pyle is a native of McAlisterville, Pennsylvania. He is a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.
At sea he served as fire control officer and first lieutenant aboard USS South Carolina (CGN-37); flag lieutenant with Cruiser Destroyer Group 2; operations officer onboard USS Porter (DDG-78) and USS Lake Champlain (CG-57); executive officer onboard USS Porter; commanding officer onboard USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG-81) 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.
Ashore, Pyle attended the Naval Post Graduate School and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He served as a budget analyst in the Office of Budget on the Secretary of the Navy staff, as flag secretary, U.S. Joint Forces Command; as the budget branch head Surface Warfare Directorate on the Navy staff and as executive assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for integration of capabilities and resources.
As a flag officer, he served as deputy director of Plans, Policy and Strategy (J5/8), U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three, Bremerton, Washington, Commander, Naval Warfare Development Command, and Director, Maritime Operations, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
He assumed his current duties as director, Surface Warfare, OPNAV N96 in June 2022.
He is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.