Relieving Hall will be Capt. Peter Galluch, who recently served as the Naval Integrated Fire Control - Counter Air (NIFC-CA) and Integration & Interoperability Branch Head for the OPNAV Director of Warfare Integration. Galluch graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990. His initial sea tour was on the USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) as Electrical Officer and First Lieutenant. He deployed twice with the USS Independence (CV 62) Battle Group to the Arabian Gulf.
Subsequent sea tours include Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Valley Forge (CG 50), Executive Officer of USS Mustin (DDG 89), and Commanding Officer of USS Ramage (DDG 61), the Atlantic Fleet’s first Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ship. During his tour, Ramage completed an Arabian Gulf deployment with the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, a compressed nine month interdeployment training cycle, and a EUCOM BMD deployment.
Galluch’s shore assignments have included Air and Missile Defense Officer on the staff of the Commander, United States SIXTH FLEET, Flag Secretary for the Commander, United States Naval Surface Forces, member of the Joint Staff in J5 (Strategy and Policy Directorate) Iraq Division, Assistant to the Director of the Missile Defense Agency for United States Central Command, Chief of Staff for Task Force RESILIENT, and a member of the U.S. Navy’s 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review team.
Galluch holds a Master of Science degree in Strategic Planning from the Naval Postgraduate School.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (five awards), and various unit and campaign awards.