A native of Grayslake, IL, Captain Pecoraro enlisted in the United States Navy in December 1984 as a Hull Maintenance Technician. After tours on the USS DIXON (AS 37); Advanced Welding School, Naval Training Center San Diego, USS MCKEE (AS 41); and Naval Training Center Great Lakes, HTC(SW) Pecoraro was commissioned as an Ensign, under the Limited Duty Officer Program on May 1st 1999.
His Operational tours include: Damage Control Assistant on USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40); Chief Engineer on SHIPPINGPORT (ARDM 5); 1st Lieutenant on ARCO (ARDM 4); Port Operations Officer at Naval Support Activity La Maddelena IT; Main Propulsion Assistant on USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40); Intermediate Maintenance Officer at SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team ONE (SDVT-1); Assistant Officer-in-Charge at Naval Special Warfare Group THREE Intermediate Maintenance Detachment; Executive Officer of Naval Special Warfare Logistic and Support Unit THREE (LOGSU-3); Executive Officer of Naval Base Kitsap; Executive Officer on USS FRANK CABLE (AS 40). His most recent assignment was serving as Chief Staff Officer for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
He was promoted to Captain September 2020, and is entitled to wear; Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy Achievement Medal (seven awards), and various campaign and unit awards. His qualifications include: Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW), Officer Of the Deck (OOD), Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), Docking Officer and Officer-In-Charge of Small Craft.
Captain Pecoraro is married to the former LaVena Lea Pruitt of St Louis, MO.
Last Updated: 16 March 2023