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LCDR J. Adam Peeples is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and the proud son of two retired enlisted Navy parents. He graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in English. He earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in 2008. In 2010, Adam earned his wings of gold flying the MH-53E Sea Dragon. In 2011, he re-designated as a Surface Warfare Officer where he was assigned to the USS PORTER (DDG 78) as a Division Officer supporting Operations and Engineering departments.
In his Department Head tours, he served as First Lieutenant onboard the USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), as well as First Lieutenant onboard the USS BATAAN (LHD 5). Responsible for the safe operation of the well deck, deck equipment, and all amphibious operations onboard, Adam has over 100 hours of well deck experience spread across three amphibious craft and two classes of amphibious warship. In 2020, Adam became a distinguished graduate of the US Naval War College (USNWC) earning an in-residence Master of the Arts degree in National Defense and Strategy with a specific focus on Russian maritime strategy as part of the Holloway Advanced Research Project. Following his time at the USNWC, he was selected to attend the Amphibious Warfare Tactics Instructor (AMW WTI) course at the Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center in Little Creek, VA.
As a patched AMW WTI, Adam took over as N5 and was responsible for amphibious doctrine and techniques, tactics, and procedures (TTP). As the action officer responsible for the revision of the NTTP 3-02.1M, Ship-to-Shore Movement, Adam has directly impacted the planning and execution of amphibious operations Fleet wide.
Most recently, he completed an IA deployment to INDOPACOM serving as the Maritime Planner to Special Operations Command’s (SOCPAC) forward deployed command and control center in 7th Fleet.
His decorations include the Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign medals.