Captain Stacy A. Pedrozo, a native of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Wake Forest University in 1985 and received her Juris Doctorate from University of Richmond Law School in 1988.
After graduation from Naval Justice School, she served her next several tours as trial counsel, defense counsel, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney and as the Staff Judge Advocate for two operational submarine squadrons. In June 1995, Captain Pedrozo completed the Command and Staff curriculum at the Naval War College where she graduated with distinction with a Masters Degree in Strategic Policy and International Relations.
Captain Pedrozo spent the next two years aboard the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) where she served as the Battlegroup Judge Advocate for Commander Carrier Group THREE. Following that tour, she served as the Head of the Operational Law Department in the Navy JAG International and Operational Law Division and as Assistant Legal Advisor for OPNAV N3/N5. She was then appointed as Director of the Navy JAG Administrative Law Division and from October 2002 through May 2005, she served as Executive Officer, Trial Service Office West.
From 2005-2009, Captain Pedrozo was the Fleet Judge Advocate, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and the senior Staff Judge Advocate for JTF-519. She was heavily involved in operational planning, strategic law of the sea challenges, Pacific Partnership, and the worldwide sonar litigation. During her next assignment at the Naval War College, she taught the Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander’s Course and assisted the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership in Maritime Operations Center assist visits. In 2010 she was selected as the U.S. Navy Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York where she focused on Law of the Sea issues and the security challenges in the Asia Pacific Region. From 2011-2014, she served as the thirtieth Commanding Officer of the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. In April 2014, she assumed her current position as the Staff Judge Advocate, United States Pacific Command.
Captain Pedrozo is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Her personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (four awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (three awards).
(as of May 2014)