|Birth name Frank C. Pandolfe|
Name Frank Pandolfe
Years of service 1980–present
|Rank Vice admiral|
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
|Allegiance United States of America|
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal
Commands held United States Sixth Fleet, Destroyer squadron, USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
Service/branch United States Navy
Battles and wars War in Afghanistan
Frank Craig Pandolfe is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, and last served as the Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Before, he was the Director, Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, the Joint Staff. He had his retirement ceremony in September 2017, after more than 40 years of service.
Pandolfe graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1980. He later obtained a Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pandolfe commanded USS Mitscher (DDG-57) from 1999 to 2001. During that time, the ship was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award three times. He later served in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).
Other positions he has held include serving in the Offices of the Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Staff and in the White House. He also served as Commander, of the United States Sixth Fleet.