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Captain Randy Peck
Commanding Officer, USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)
Captain Randy Peck is a native of Houston, Texas. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in May 1991. He completed flight training at Naval Air Station Miramar, and earned his Naval Flight Officer designation in July 1993.
Upon completing E-2C flight training in January 1994, he reported to the “Wallbangers” of VAW-117, NAS Miramar, California, where he deployed twice for Operation SOUTHERN WATCH and once for counter-drug operations in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-EAST. In May 2000, he was reassigned to Cruiser-Destroyer Group THREE embarked on USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) based in Everett, Washington, where he served as the Battle Group Air Defense Officer. There, he deployed in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Rim of the Pacific and NORTHERN EDGE exercises. In September 2002, he reported to VAW-116 “Sunkings”, NAS Point Mugu and embarked on USS CONSTELLATION (CV 64) where he deployed in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH/FOCUS and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. In July 2008, he joined VAW-112 Golden Hawks as Executive Officer where he deployed to the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74). In September 2009, he assumed command of VAW-112 until December 2010. After completing Nuclear Propulsion training, he served as the Executive Officer of USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72) conducting a Reactor Complex Overhaul from November 2012 to November 2014. He assumed command of USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19) in February 2016. He deployed to the Sixth Fleet in February 2017 until his Change of Command in May 2017.
His shore tours include an assignment to VAW-120 “Greyhawks” based in Norfolk, Virginia, as an instructor Naval Flight Officer, a joint duty assignment with the Joint Advanced Warfighting Program – Analytical Projects Office at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Virginia, where he supported Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff and Joint Forces Command projects. Most recently, he served as Experimentation Department Head at Navy Warfare Development Command, Norfolk, Virginia.
Captain Peck has accumulated over 2400 flight hours in the E-2C Hawkeye. His personal awards include a Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Air Medal (Strike/Flight with bronze numeral one), the Navy Commendation Medal (3, one with combat V) and the Navy Achievement Medal (4).
Captain Peck assumed command of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on August 3, 2018.
Last Updated: 6 January 2021