Gen. Pace to join Finmeccanica

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Italian defense company Finmeccanica announced former Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace will advise the company on defense contracts.

Six receive Medals of Freedom

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Two doctors, a general, a judge, a university president and the family of a Holocaust survivor-turned-U.S. congressman received U.S. Medals of Freedom Thursday.

Medal of Freedom recipients announced

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House announced Wednesday the six Americans U.S. President George W. Bush will honor with the Presidential Medal of Freedom next week.

Interview: Gen. Peter Pace

Former U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace recently accepted a position as president and chief executive officer of SM&A Strategic Advisors Inc.
STEVEN DAVY, UPI Correspondent

In ceremony, Pace hands over chairmanship

FORT MYER, Va., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- In a farewell ceremony in Virginia for retired Marine Gen. Peter Pace, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called for reasoned discourse.

Adm. Mullen takes over as JCS chairman

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- President George Bush welcomed Adm. Mike Mullen as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff at a ceremony Monday at Fort Myers in Virginia.

New Joint Chiefs chairman sworn in

FORT MYER, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was sworn in to office Monday during a ceremony at Fort Myer, Va.

Pace thanks troops in farewell

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- In a farewell message, outgoing chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace thanked military service members for their dedication.

Bush to ask for more war money

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates appeared before the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday in Washington and said President Bush will ask for more money.

Pace: Collapse of Iraq army hurt security

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The outgoing top U.S. general in Iraq says the crumbling of Saddam Hussein’s army in 2003 was a major wrench in the Bush administration’s post-war plans.

U.S. generals differ on Iraq troop plan

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- There is disagreement among top U.S. generals about the number and rate of troop withdrawals from Iraq, the New York Times said on Saturday.

Pace may urge cut in Iraq troop strength

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Gen. Peter Pace may warn the Bush administration that keeping U.S. troops at current levels in Iraq could strain the military, The Los Angeles Times said.

Gen. Pace meets with PTSD patients

HONOLULU, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Marine General Peter Pace met with soldiers undergoing treatment for post traumatic stress disorder in an effort to show support for soldiers affected by psychological injuries.

Gen. Pace says China not military threat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Marine General Peter Pace says despite recent build ups, the Chinese military does not pose a threat to the U.S.

Retiring Marine Gen. Peter Pace reflects

DJIBOUTI, Djibouti, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- At a town hall meeting in Djibouti, retiring Marine General Peter Pace reflected on his 40-year career.
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Peter Pace
U.S. President George W. Bush (L) speaks with the incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine General Peter Pace, on Sept. 30, 2005 in Fort Myer, Virginia. General Peter Pace replaced Air Force General Richard B. Myers who stepped down today. (UPI Photo/Joe Raedle/POOL)

Peter Pace, M.S.C., (born November 5, 1945) is a former four-star general in the United States Marine Corps and served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the first Marine appointed to the United States' highest-ranking military office. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Pace succeeded U.S. Air Force General Richard Myers on September 30, 2005. His other four-star assignments include being the 6th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2001 to August 12, 2005 and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command from September 8, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

The Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced on June 8, 2007, that he would advise the President not to renominate Pace for a second term. Pace stepped down as Chairman on October 1, 2007. He was replaced by Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen. Pace retired from the Marine Corps on October 1, 2007.

Pace was born on November 5, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to Italian American parents and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, graduating from Teaneck High School in 1963. He received his commission in June 1967, following graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University. Pace currently resides in McLean, Virginia; he is married and has a son, Peter, and a daughter, Tiffany. Pace is Roman Catholic.

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