CDR Peter P. Pascucci is currently assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command. CDR Pascucci received his bachelors of arts degree in marine and coastal policy from the University of Rhode Island in 2000 and his juris doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2003. He received a masters of arts degree, with distinction, in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in 2013, and a masters of law degree (LLM), with distinction and dean’s list recognition, in national security law from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2015.
Additionally, he is the 2015 recipient of the Thomas B. Chetwood S.J. prize for academic excellence in national security law at Georgetown. CDR Pascucci received his commission as an Ensign through the student program in 2002 and entered active duty service in January 2004.
In April 2004, CDR Pascucci reported to Naval Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic where he served as a legal assistance attorney, defense counsel, and subsequently as the Assistant Department Head/Deputy Senior Defense Counsel. In February 2006, CDR Pascucci reported to Regional Support Organization Norfolk where he served as Staff Judge Advocate to multiple surface combatants in Norfolk and Bahrain.
In April 2007, CDR Pascucci was assigned to Commander, Amphibious Squadron Eight, and served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the USS Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group deployed to the Sixth, Fifth, and Seventh Fleet areas of responsibility. In February 2008, CDR Pascucci returned to Norfolk and served as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Destroyer Class Squadron and the Common Support Directorate. In July 2008, CDR Pascucci reported to Washington, DC and served as Flag Aide to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy until August 2009.
In August 2009, CDR Pascucci reported to the Office of the Vice Chief of Naval Operations where he served as Deputy Legal Counsel until July 2011.
From July 2011 through June 2013, CDR Pascucci served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel (Intelligence) in the Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel where his portfolio included cyberspace operations and policy, space operations, and special technical operations. From July 2013 through July 2014, CDR Pascucci served as the Assistant Force/Fleet Judge Advocate to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet. CDR Pascucci served as the Chief of Operational and International Law for U.S. Cyber Command from May 2015 through June 2018.
CDR Pascucci is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, and courts of the State of Rhode Island, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces.
CDR Pascucci is entitled to wear the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Assistance Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award (two awards), the Navy Unit Commendation, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Service Badge.