James Pete, Ed.D.

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Lt. Col., U.S. Army
James Pete faculty photo


U.S. Army Lt. Col. Pete joined the Joint Military Operations Department in July 2022 after completing battalion command with the Army Field Support Center, Fort Meade. He was commissioned as a field artillery officer through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and later transferred to the adjutant general corps. Lt. Col. Pete served in a variety of organizations including U.S. Army Intelligence & Security Command, U.S. Army Cyber Command and U.S. Army Europe. He served combat and operational deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Kosovo. He holds progressive advanced degrees culminating in a doctorate in education specializing in interdisciplinary leadership from Creighton University.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Ethics
  • Europe
  • Leadership

Professional Highlights


Military Professor, Joint Military Operations, U.S. Naval War College

Responsible for preparing future military and civilian senior leaders for high-level policy, command, and staff positions through studies focused on joint warfighting and theater-strategic and operational levels of war.

Commander, Human Resources Activity, Fort Meade, Maryland

Provided specialized human resources support for globally dispersed personnel in support of DoD, and Interagency requirements.

Chief of Personnel Operations, US Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia

Developed and executed personnel management plans in support of US Army Cyber Command priorities.

Chief of Staff for Personnel (G1), 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Managed and led the human resource support requirements for 10th AAMDC across Europe.

Executive Officer to the Chief of Staff, US Army Europe, Wiesbaden, Germany

Supervised and executed support requirements and coordination for the USAREUR COS's priorities across USAREUR Staff.


Ed.D., Creighton University, Interdisciplinary Leadership

M.A., U.S. Naval War College, National Security and Strategic Studies

M.A., Webster University, Human Resource Management

B.A., Lebanon Valley College, English Communications

A.A., Harrisburg Area Community College, General Studies

Awards and Decorations

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with Silver Leaf Cluster

Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Army Achievement Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Award

National Defense Service Medal

Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Campaign Star

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Bronze Campaign Star

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with Bronze Campaign Star

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Servicer Ribbon with Numeral 3

NATO Medal

Netherlands Four Day Event Cross

Combat Action Badge

Parachutist Badge

Other Honors

U.S. Army Adjutant General Regimental Association MG Horatio Gates Bronze Medal

U.S. Army Field Artillery Association Honorable Order of Saint Barbara

U.S. Army Signal Corps Regimental Association Brevet Colonel Award

External Memberships and Associations

U.S. Army Adjutant General Regimental Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.

Alpha Iota Sigma Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International College Honor Society

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