VICE ADMIRAL P. GARDNER HOWE III, USN (Ret.)

Vice Adm. P. Gardner Howe retired from the U.S. Navy after a 35-year career in the Naval Special Warfare and joint Special Operations communities.  His last assignment was as the Associate Director of Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency; he had previously commanded Naval Special Warfare Unit Three in Bahrain, Naval Special Warfare Group Three in San Diego, and Special Operations Command, Pacific in Hawaii. Gardner also served as the 55th President of the Naval War College. He and his wife Erin reside in Newport.