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Frank Craig Pandolfe
File:File:US Navy 111003-N-NW827-250 Vice Adm. Frank C. Pandolfe, commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, speaks to guests during the U.S. 6th Fleet change of command c.jpg
Birth name Frank C. Pandolfe
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1980–present
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Vice admiral
Commands held United States Sixth Fleet
Destroyer squadron 18
USS Mitscher (DDG-57)
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal

Frank Craig Pandolfe is a Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, and the current Commander of the Sixth Fleet, Task Force Six, Striking and Support Forces NATO.

Career[edit | edit source]

Pandolfe graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1980.[1] He later obtained a Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Pandolfe commanded the USS Mitscher (DDG-57) from 1999 to 2001. During that time, he was awarded the Battle Efficiency Award three times. He later served in the War in Afghanistan (2001–present).

Other positions he has held include serving in the Offices of the Chief of Naval Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the White House.

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
Harry B. Harris Jr.
Commander United States Sixth Fleet
October 2011

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