Peter J. Sukits served as an officer in the United States Army from 2007 to 2011, earning numerous accolades and distinguishing awards for his service. Over his career, Sukits oversaw and trained hundreds of soldiers, achieving high levels of success in each of his positions. He currently is studying for a Master of Business Administration in Managerial Finance Immersion at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
After studying for a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and participating in the Army ROTC Scholarship Program at Carnegie Mellon University, Peter J. Sukits entered the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer. He first served as a Fire Direction Officer at Fort Bragg, leading 10 soldiers and overseeing artillery equipment. Sukits' achievements included recognition of his team as the Best Fire Direction Center during major field exercises and achieving the highest possible score his unit Fire Direction Officer Certification exam.
In 2009, Peter J. Sukits served in Afghanistan. He first acted as a Platoon Leader, commanding 39 soldiers, 2 howitzers, and the associated equipment. During this time, he achieved several noteworthy accomplishments regarding logistics, including the development of an equipment tracking system and a supply chain system for nearly a third of the artillery ammunition moving through eastern Afghanistan.
In September 2009, Peter J. Sukits earned promotion to Operations Officer, placing him as the third senior officer of a 400-soldier unit at Fort Bragg. He assisted in developing a system that cut collateral damage by 90 percent, managing the redeployment of his unit and the associated equipment from Afghanistan to the US, and developing a planning system that cut weapons training plan time to 10 percent of its original numbers.
In March of 2010, Peter J. Sukits relocated to Fort Sill in Oklahoma, serving as a Gunnery Instructor for the next year. He trained over 200 Marine Corps and Army artillery lieutenants with a 100 percent graduation rate, a first for such instructors. He also helped spur a recall of ammunition by identifying factors that might lead to premature detonation.