Currently an Instructor on the adjunct faculty in the Graduate Business Programs at Ottawa University, and a management consultant, Captain Pete Reiniger has had a distinguished career in the US Navy and in the business world.
After graduating from the US Naval Academy, Pete entered the world of Naval Patrol Aviation in Patrol Squadron 44, with the strategic role of finding and tracking Russian submarines. His decision to proceed with his naval career allowed him to earn his masters degree in Management from the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Subsequently, he had challenging assignments as the Pacific Fleet P-3 NATOPS Evaluator; the assistant anti-submarine warfare (ASW) officer and scheduler on the Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight staff; and a second operational tour as a department head in Patrol Squadron 56. After completing a tour as Director of the Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations Center at Jacksonville, Florida, and now a full Commander, Pete was selected to Command Patrol Squadron 46 at Moffett Field, California.
His post-command assignment sent him to the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, for al Naval Operations course en route to his new position on the faculty of the prestigious US Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Because of his experience with combined and coordinated staffs, Pete, now a Navy Captain, was given the position as Deputy Commander of Policy and Programs on the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) staff in Mons, Belgium. He then returned to the US Army War College as the Senior Naval Officer. Captain Reiniger was awarded the Legion of Merit for his work at SHAPE and at the US Army War College.
Upon retirement from the Navy, Pete began his business career at Sprint’s Eastern Group headquarters as a senior manager in training, development, staffing and planning positions. The Reinigers moved west to further their business experience with careers in education, management consulting, and the mortgage industry.