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Capt. Peter Shoemaker


Captain Peter ShoemakerCapt. Peter Shoemaker is a native of Traverse City, Michigan, and graduated with distinction receiving a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1998.  He was designated a naval aviator in March 2001. 

Shoemaker’s operational assignments include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106, VFA-195, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 as the strike operations officer, VFA-37 as the administration, safety, maintenance, and operations officers and then again as the executive officer, then as the commanding officer. He has accumulated over 3,300 flight hours and 650 arrested landings aboard the aircraft carriers USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Enterprise (CV 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) in support of Operations Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.  He was selected as the U.S. Naval Air Forces Leadership Award for 2010.   

Ashore, Shoemaker was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 as an F/A-18 instructor pilot where he was awarded Instructor of the Year for 2006, graduated with distinction receiving a Masters of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, joined the J-6 Directorate of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, was assigned as the F/A-18 and F-35C Requirements Officer, and Military Deputy Branch Head for Carrier Air Wing Strike and Programs in Air Warfare (N98) for the Chief of Naval Operations staff, then was the Deputy Commodore for Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic.

His personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Meritorious Service Medal, Individual Air Medal with Combat “V,” Strike Flight Air Medal (five awards), Navy Commendation Medals, Navy Achievement Medals and various campaign and unit awards. 


 

 
 
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