Colonel Peter A. Sicoli is from New Hyde Park, NY and was commissioned as an Armor Officer through ROTC at St. John’s University in 1991.
Colonel Sicoli holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from St. John’s University, a Masters of Military Arts and Sciences Degree in Advanced Military Studies from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, a Masters of Science Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, Washington, DC.
Colonel Sicoli’s military education includes the Armor Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, Scout Platoon Leader’s Course, Airborne, Air Assault and Ranger Schools, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (Eisenhower School).
Colonel Sicoli has served in a variety of command and staff positions in combat brigades throughout the US and overseas to include multiple combat deployments to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Prior to assuming command of the Fort Hamilton Garrison he served as the Operations Officer (G3) with the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. Other key assignments include: Scout Platoon Leader, Troop Executive Officer, and Squadron Motor Officer, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Assistant Brigade S3, 2d Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Hovey, Korea; Company Commander, Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Armor Branch Assignment Officer, Human Resource Command, Alexandria, VA; Maneuver Planner, Multi-National Division Baghdad (MND-B) and 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA; Operations Officer and Executive Officer, 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Executive Officer to the Director of the Office of Business Transformation, Pentagon, Washington, DC; Commander, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX and Operation New Dawn (OND), Senior Observer Coach Trainer (OCT), Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC), Hohenfels, Germany (Warhog Team); and J3 United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), Bagram, Afghanistan.
His awards and decorations include: The Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, NATO Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab.