Richard V. Puglisi

SOCM (SEAL) Richard V. Puglisi is the Senior Enlisted Advisor, Special Operations Command Africa, headquartered at Kelley Barracks near Stuttgart, Germany. During his career SOCM Puglisi has worked in Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.  His Operational assignments include multiple platoon Deployments at SEAL Team TWO, Platoon Leading Petty Officer (SEAL Team EIGHT/Bosnia), Quick Reaction Force Commander (Naval Special Warfare Unit TWO/ Kosovo), Platoon Leading Chief Petty Officer (SEAL Team ONE/Operation ENDURING FREEDOM), Naval Special Warfare Development Group Augmentation (Operation ENDURING FREEDOM), Task Unit Leading Chief Petty Officer (SEAL Team ONE/Operation IRAQI FREEDOM), Operations Master Chief (SEAL Team ONE/Operation IRAQI FREEDOM), Command Master Chief (SEAL Team ONE) and Command Master Chief, Special Operations Task Force – West (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM).

SOCAFRICA must understand and operate in the space between war and peace in a complex, volatile, uncertain and ambiguous environment - an environment of adversarial competition.