Peter’s biggest inspiration and motivation for serving his county was his mother’s Naval career of more than 30 years on active duty and in the active reserve. He has been most proud of his mom when he has seen her in uniform and credits her for instilling in him the values of courage, honor and commitment. He says there have been countless opportunities for her to leave the military for an easier way of life, but she remained committed to serve her country.
He has an impressive educational and service background, having earned a political science degree at the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s in national security studies at Georgetown University. He served nearly six years as a Naval officer as a nuclear engineer on U.S. submarines as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Peter plans to use his education and training to develop a nuclear power operations and development company aimed at servicing the burgeoning field of small, portable nuclear reactors. His stated goal is to change the way the world makes energy by moving toward peaceful civilian nuclear power programs to reduce reliance on oil produced in the most unstable and dangerous part of the world. Part of his business plan is to provide employment opportunities to veterans with a wide range of technical skills.