The U.S. Navy has assigned Rear Adm. Patrick Piercey, currently director of operations with the U.S. Pacific Command, to serve with the U.S. European Command as chief of staff.
With this assignment, Piercey will be transferred from Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii, to Stuttgart, Germany, the Defense Department said Friday.
He began his military service in 1985 upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy. Throughout is Navy career, Piercey held commanding duties aboard naval ships USS Ronald Reagan, USS Bunker Hill and USS Howard.
On USS John C. Stennis and USS Mississippi, he served as reactor officer and engineer officer, respectively.
Piercey holds a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a master’s degree in military arts and science from the Army Command and General Staff College.
He is also a recipient of multiple military awards and merits such as the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.