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Pyle Receives Second Star in Frocking Ceremony

by NWDC Public Affairs
01 July 2020

Admiral Christopher W. Grady, left, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command. The promotion of Pyle, NWDC commander, will be effective August 1, 2020. He is a native of McAlisterville, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. 
Frocking is the Navy’s practice of allowing promotion selectees to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion.  For an expanded discussion on the origins of this practice, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/f/frocking.html.
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jason Pastrik, NWDC/Released)
Admiral Christopher W. Grady, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command.
Admiral Christopher W. Grady, left, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command. The promotion of Pyle, NWDC commander, will be effective August 1, 2020. He is a native of McAlisterville, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University. 
Frocking is the Navy’s practice of allowing promotion selectees to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion.  For an expanded discussion on the origins of this practice, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/f/frocking.html.
(U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jason Pastrik, NWDC/Released)
Pyle Receives Second Star in Frocking Ceremony
Admiral Christopher W. Grady, U.S. Fleet Forces commander, promotes Rear Admiral Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command.
Photo By: MC1 Jason Pastrik
VIRIN: 200701-N-QF345-1004

Adm. Christopher W. Grady, left, U.S. Fleet Forces Commander, promotes Rear Adm. Fred I. Pyle in a frocking ceremony at Navy Warfare Development Command. The promotion of Pyle, NWDC commander, will be effective Aug. 1, 2020. He is a native of McAlisterville, Pa., and a 1990 graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

Frocking is the Navy’s practice of allowing promotion selectees to wear the insignia of the higher grade before the official date of promotion. 

For an expanded discussion on the origins of this practice, please visit the Naval History and Heritage Command at https://www.history.navy.mil/research/library/online-reading-room/title-list-alphabetically/f/frocking.html.

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