Salute Service Award
New Jersey Assemblyman Ryan Peters
Naval Reserve Commander
SEAL Team 18
Director, Leadership Rotation Program, Holman Enterprises
The Philly POPS is honored to present Ryan Peters with the inaugural Salute Service Award for his decades of leadership as Lieutenant Commander Navy Seal in the United States Navy and dedication in service to New Jersey.
About Ryan Peters
Assemblyman Ryan Peters was elected to the New Jersey Assembly in 2017 and began serving in January 2018.
Peters represents Burlington County, where the POPS performs an annual holiday concert — held this year on November 30 — at the Burlington County Library in Westampton.
Peters has an extensive military background. He is currently a Commander in the Naval Reserve, assigned to SEAL Team 18. Upon finishing at the Naval Academy in 2004, he completed Navy SEAL training and served three combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2012, Peters graduated from Rutgers School of Law. Following his graduation, he was recalled to serve his fourth tour of duty.
Upon his return, he desired to continue his career in public service. In November of 2015, Peters was elected to the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Peters is actively involved in the community as a leader of nonprofit organizations. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Liberty USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey and as a member of the Advisory Board for Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County.
The Assemblyman is a South Jersey native and attended Holy Cross High School in Delran. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Hainesport with their three children, Kaylee Elizabeth, Kevin James, and Benjamin Danger.