|P. Gardner Howe III|
|Born||1962 (aged 52/53)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1984–present|
Philip Gardner Howe III is a United States Navy Vice Admiral and Navy SEAL. He is currently associate director for military affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency. He previously served as the 55th President of the Naval War College, and was the first SEAL officer to hold this assignment. Prior to that, Howe was the Commander, Special Operations Command Pacific.
Military career[edit | edit source]
Howe was a commissioned as an Ensign following his graduation from the United States Naval Academy in 1984. He has held many positions within the Naval Special Warfare and Joint Special Operations Command JSOC communities. Howe has commanded Naval Special Warfare Unit 3 in Bahrain, Naval Special Warfare Group 3 in San Diego, and Special Operations Command Pacific. His overseas deployments have been in support of Operations Earnest Will, Provide Promise, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom as well as others across Asia and the western Pacific region.
Howe's major joint and staff assignments include current operations officer at Special Operations Command Pacific; chief staff officer, Naval Special Warfare Development Group; assistant chief of staff for Operations, Plans and Policy at Naval Special Warfare Command; director of Legislative Affairs for Special Operations Command; and assistant commanding officer, operations Joint Special Operations Command. Howe most recently served as the Commander, Special Operations Command Pacific from 2013 to 2014.
On 8 July 2014, Howe relieved Walter E. Carter Jr. to become the 55th President of the Naval War College. On 25 July 2016, Jeffrey A. Harley relieved Howe to become the 56th President of the college. Howe became associate director for military affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency on 4 October 2016.
Education[edit | edit source]
Howe is a 1984 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1995 with a Master of Arts in national security affairs, and from the National War College in 2002 with a Master of Arts in national security.
Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]
Military awards and badges[edit | edit source]
|Navy Special Warfare Insignia|
|Naval Parachutist Insignia|
|Command at Sea insignia|
Other awards[edit | edit source]
- Service Member Defense of Freedom Award
References[edit | edit source]
- Church, Lindsay (8 July 2014). "First SEAL Takes Helm as Naval War College President". U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs. https://www.usnwc.edu/About/News/July-2014/First-SEAL-Takes-Helm-as-Naval-War-College-Preside.aspx. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
- Elliot, Ezra J. (25 July 2016). "New president takes helm at U.S. Naval War College". U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs. https://www.usnwc.edu/About/News/July-2016/New-president-takes-helm-at-U-S--Naval-War-College.aspx. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- "Rear Admiral P. Gardner Howe III". 17 November 2016. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/bios/navybio.asp?bioID=640. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
- Jackson, Alex (14 January 2013). "Two flag officers, former USNA mids making career moves". CapitalGazette.com. http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/naval_academy/two-flag-officers-former-usna-mids-making-career-moves/article_2158d2f0-3720-51ff-970f-7d7c72be901f.html. Retrieved 27 July 2014.
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Walter E. Carter Jr.
|President of the Naval War College
8 July 2014 – 25 July 2016
Jeffrey A. Harley
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