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Old 12-25-2007, 06:30 AM
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Peter Pace (born November 5, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York) was the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first Marine appointed to the United States' highest-ranking military office. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Pace succeeded U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers on September 30, 2005.

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced on June 8, 2007, that he would advise the President not to renominate Pace for a second term. Pace stepped down as Chairman on October 1, 2007. He was replaced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen.[1][2]

Personal background

Pace resides in Brooklyn, New York to Italian-American parents, and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating from Teaneck High School in 1963. He received his commission in June 1967, following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University. He is married and has a son, Peter, and a daughter, Tiffany. Peter Pace, Junior, is currently a Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve. Pace is Roman Catholic.[3] He is not the son of the former Secretary of the Army, Frank Pace.


Non-military awards

* In April 2006, the John Carroll Society honored him with the John Carroll Medal.[23]

* In October 2006, Georgetown University honors General Pace with its President's Medal.[24]

General Peter Pace (Left) is the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first U.S. Marine appointed to this position. In this capacity he serves as America's highest ranking military officer below the President.

Both Pictures are at the Red Mass. Here he is greeting the Supreme Court Chief Justice. He (Peter Pace) is a 1992 graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Seminar of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Im proud of my association with the Georgetown Leadership Seminar a superb forum for building friendships and promoting dialogue between countries around the world. As a participant in 1992, and more recently, as a speaker in 2003 and 2004, I continue to benefit and learn from the tremendous networking that develops there.
General Peter Pace, USMC
Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
U.S. Department of Defense (page 4)
Peter Pace Class of 1992 (page 27)
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