B.A., University of Chicago; J.D., University of San Diego; M.A., U.S. Naval War College; LL.M., Georgetown
CAPT Katy Pasieta is currently Deputy Legal Counsel at the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1999, she graduated from the University of Chicago with an honors bachelor’s degree in political science and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, CAPT Pasieta graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of San Diego School and was a member of the Order of the Coif and Law Review. In 2001, CAPT Pasieta was commissioned as an officer in the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps through the Student Program.
CAPT Pasieta graduated the Naval Justice School in March of 2003. Her first tour was at Naval Legal Service Office Central in Pensacola, Florida, where she worked as a Legal Assistance and Defense Attorney and was Legal Assistance Department Head. From 2005-2006, she was stationed in Bahrain as Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia, and she also served as Trial Counsel at Region Legal Service Office Europe and Southwest Asia. CAPT Pasieta was a “Gunfighter” in the Office of the Judge Advocate General, General Litigation Division (Code 14) at the Washington Navy Yard from 2006-2009. From 2009-2011, she was Assistant Fleet Judge Advocate, Administrative Law and International/Operational Law, for U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. From 2011-2012, she served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. In 2013, she graduated with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center with a Master of Laws in National Security Law and with a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. From 2013-
2015, she was detailed to the Office of the General Counsel, Department of Defense, as Associate Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence). She was a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command from 2015-2017, focusing on Operational and Intelligence Law. From 2017-2019, she served as the Executive Officer of Region Legal Service Office Hawaii. From 2019-2021, she was the Fleet Judge Advocate for U.S. 7th Fleet forward deployed aboard the USS BLUERIDGE in Yokosuka, Japan.
CAPT Pasieta’s personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).