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Frank Craig Pandolfe

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Birth name  Frank C. Pandolfe
Name  Frank Pandolfe
Years of service  1980–present
Rank  Vice admiral
Battles/wars  War in Afghanistan

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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.


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