(Ret.) CAPT Peter I. Wikul is “BULLFROG 13″, was one of the longest serving US Navy SEALS while he was active duty. Pete Wikul is the co-founder of Mission Ready, Inc. and a former U.S. Navy SEAL. Wikul has led a long and distinguished career in the military, earning the title “Bullfrog 13” as the thirteenth U.S. Navy SEAL to be honored as the longest serving SEAL on active duty (39 years).
He was born May 6th, 1952 in Manhattan, New York, and enlisted in the Navy in May 1970. Soon after he volunteered for the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) / Sea Air and Land (SEAL) program and graduated UDTB Class 7102, the last east coast UDT/SEAL training class. He served at UDT Twenty ONE and later SEAL Team TWO before selection to Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island. Upon commissioning he returned to Naval Special Warfare, completing tours at: SEAL Team ONE, UDT ELEVEN (re-designated as SEAL Team FIVE during his tour), United Nations Military Observer Group Palestine (observer Group Lebanon), SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWO, Special Boat Unit TWENTY, Naval Special Warfare Center, Special Boat Unit TWELVE, the Joint Staff, Special Operations Command South, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. CAPT Wikul served as the Deputy Commander for SOCSOUTH and Commanding Officer for SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWO. He was the commanding officer and plank owner (founding member) of the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center, Office of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with gold star, and numerous other personal and campaign medals. In addition, CAPT Wikul shares the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize as one of the few United Nations Observers and Peacekeepers who served in Lebanon.
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