Engineer School Commandant

BG Peter (Duke) DeLuca

BG Peter "Duke" DeLuca

Brigadier General Duke DeLuca was Commissioned from the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 after earning Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and Mechanical Engineering. He also earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1993.

Brigadier General DeLuca has served from platoon level through combatant command in Army, Joint, multi-national and Interagency environments. He has commanded from Company through Division level, including command of a Battalion and a Brigade in combat. He has run multi-billion dollar annual construction programs in Iraq and in a region including the northeast U.S., Europe, and Africa supporting foreign militaries, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the family of DoD and several other Federal Agencies, and municipalities and states of the northeast U.S. BG DeLuca is an engineer and a Eurasian foreign area officer, a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, and has served in fellowships at Columbia University, the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

A life of Army service has allowed BG DeLuca to work professionally in 27 U.S. states and 23 countries including three years in formally declared combat zones. It has offered opportunities for both remarkable experiences and for the ability to work with the finest and most amazing American citizens and foreign partners.

His awards include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Ranger Tab.

Brigadier General DeLuca has one child, Nicholas age 16 who is attending a dual high school and college program in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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