Retirement of the US Navy's 13th BULLFROG

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25 September 2009, Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, VA

CAPT Peter "Bull Frog" Wikul (SEAL), USN

CAPT Peter I. Wikul is the BULLFROG, the longest serving US Navy SEAL on active duty.  He was born May 6th, 1952 in Manhattan, New York, and enlisted in the Navy in May 1970.  Soon after he volunteered for the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) / Sea Air and Land (SEAL) program and graduated UDTB Class 7102, the last east coast UDT/SEAL training class. He served at UDT Twenty ONE and later SEAL Team TWO before selection to Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island.  Upon commissioning he returned to Naval Special Warfare completing tours at: SEAL Team ONE, UDT ELEVEN (re-designated as SEAL Team FIVE during his tour), United Nations Military Observer Group Palestine (observer Group Lebanon), SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWO, Special Boat Unit TWENTY, Naval Special Warfare Center, Special Boat Unit TWELVE, the Joint Staff, Special Operations Command South, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. CAPT Wikul served as the Deputy Commander for SOCSOUTH and Commanding Offier for SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWO and the Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center.  His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with gold star, and numerous other personal and campaign medals. CAPT Wikul shares the 1988 Nobel Peace Prize as one of the few United Nations Observers and Peacekeepers who served in Lebanon. 

9:30 to 9:45AM Arrival & Seating of Guests

10:00 AM Commencement of Ceremony

Schedule of Events
Prelude music provided by Navy Atlantic Band
Arrival of Official Party
Parade the Colors  & National Anthem
SEAL Creed
Welcoming Remarks
Honored Speaker
Guest Speaker
Retiree Remarks
Relinquish of the Bullfrog title
Flag Passing Ceremony
Retirement of  UDTB Class 7102 "Last Man Standing"
Piping Ashore

CAPT Peter Wikul (SEAL), USN

Wikul's Rules


  1. Take care of your people, they are your most important assets
  2. Never compromise your personal integrity
  3. Prepare for total war. When called upon to fight, win. 


Military History


  • Underwater Demolition Team TWENTY ONE
  • SEAL Team TWO
  • SEAL Team ONE
  • Underwater Demolition Team ELEVEN
  • SEAL Team FIVE
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWo
  • Special Boat Unit TWENTY
  • Naval Special Warfare Center
  • Special Boat Unit TWELVE
  • SEAL Delivery Vehicle TWO*
  • Special Operations Command SOUTH
  • Office of Naval Intelligence, TRIDENT 
  • Kennedy Irregular Warfare Center*
  •  The Joint Staff, Pentagon
  • Defense Intelligence College
  • USMC Command and Staff College
  • National War College 
* Commanding Officer



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NOTE: All US, UK and Canadian Special Operations, and US Law Enforcement Special Operations / Special Tactics are invited to attend.