Pete “PJ” Cass


Pete joined the U.S. Navy November 1979, completing BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL) training 1982. He served in the elite Naval Special Forces at SEAL Team ONE in Coronado, California until 1984, being honorably discharged from the Navy. Pete, then attended University of New Mexico, as well as Air Force ROTC 1984-1988. He returned to the Navy in 1988 after completing Air Force Basic Flight Training and served again at SEAL Team ONE and SEAL Team THREE until 2001. There, Pete served in various roles as Operations and Training Assistant, Armory Chief, Command Career Counselor and Department Head of Maintenance and Logistics. He also successfully completed 8 overseas tours in Southeast and Southwest Asia with SEAL Platoons. Pete was transferred to Naval Special Warfare Unit ONE as the NSW Logistics Officer for the entire Pacific region 2001-2002. He volunteered, taking additional responsibility, for Malaysia, Indonesia, East Timor and Brunei as the Primary NSW Liaison Officer from 2002-2007. Pete retired from a very fulfilling Navy career in June of 2007 and returned to the United States of America with his wife and daughter. He later joined Special Operations Command, serving as Director for Special Programs at the U.S. Embassy, Jakarta Indonesia 2008-2010. There he worked, training exclusively, the Indonesian Special Forces, POLAIR Marine Police, BNN Counter Narcotics and DENSUS 88 Counter Terrorist Police Units and the PASPAMPRES Presidential Security Force. Pete was chosen by Panji Soeharto, the grandson of the the former President of Indonesia, to be the maritime consultant for ASR Ltd, a newly developed International environmental company. After helping develop ASR, Pete, then transferred laterally, to Western Manganese Ltd, an International mining company based out of Australia, where he worked as the senior logistics officer for manganese mining throughout Indonesia. Pete recently joined Check Six in October of 2012 to assist in Indonesia, Europe and Africa.