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Episode 12

Episode 12 – Col. Randy Pugh – ATHENA and Your Thesis  
Trident Room host Mike Wish sits down and has a drink with Senior Marine and NPS Alumni Col. Randy Pugh. This episode was recorded on March 08, 2021.  

Randy Pugh was born in Annapolis, Maryland. He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in 1988 and served briefly as a combat engineer until his appointment to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated USNA in May 1994. He has spent the majority of his career as a Signals Intelligence / Electronic Warfare Officer, serving in numerous billets at 1st Radio Battalion, as the SIGINT/EW Project Lead at Marine Corps Systems Command, as the Operations and Executive Officer at 3d Radio Battalion, and as the Commanding Officer of 2d Radio Battalion. He has deployed with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable), I MEF, II MEF, Special Operations Command Pacific and Special Operations Command Europe to locations including Iraq, Afghanistan, and the southern Philippines. He recently served in Training Command as the Commander of Marine Corps Intelligence Schools and is currently the Senior Marine Representative and Associate Dean of Research at the Naval Postgraduate School. 


Colonel Pugh is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Naval War College. He is married to the former Ann Marie Deinlein of Edgewater, Maryland and they have three adult children; Nicholas, Savannah, and Morgan. 


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