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CAPT Pete Lumianski, USN(ret) is the third son of an English professor at Michigan State University, and grew up in central Michigan. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and spent the next 24 years in the Navy as a helicopter pilot and leader-manager, ending his career in 1988 as a Captain and as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Center, Tampa, FL. Along the way, he acquired an MBA in management from Bryant University and graduated with honors from the Naval War College in Newport, RI. Over the past 27 years since moving to Phoenix, Pete has held positions in the hospitality industry as the Chief Human Resources person at both the Pointe Resorts and at Macayo Restaurants. Pete was the President of the Service Academy Alumni Association of Arizona for eight years. Pete has been involved with the USS Phoenix (SSN 702) since 1989, first as a USS Phoenix Commission member, and for the past 21 years as a leader in the effort to save parts of the USS Phoenix and place them in a downtown Phoenix park as part of a Cold War monument. Pete and his wife Chris are both retired and have three daughters and eight grandchildren, all living in Phoenix. Pete is currently a Director in the USS Phoenix (SSN 702) Cold War Monument Foundation.