Peter Caldwell Wylie

March 15, 1945June 26, 2014


JAGC, USN (Ret.) (Age 69)

Of Alexandria, VA, departed this life on June 26, 2014 Born in Summit, NJ on March 15, 1945, the son of the late Rear Admiral Joseph Caldwell Wylie and Harriette Bahney Wylie. He is survived by his wife Commander Carolina Clair Wylie, USN (Ret.); his son Peter C. Wylie Jr.; daughter Jamie C. Wylie; and his sister Captain Elizabeth G. Wylie, USN (Ret.).

After graduation from St. Paul's School, Concord NH, and Princeton University, Pete received his law degree from UVA and entered the Navy JAG corps. He was assigned to duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star with combat "V." Assignments included duty aboard USS Independence, legislative liaison to the US Congress, Staff Judge Advocate in London, UK, and Fleet Judge Advocate to the Commander, Sixth Fleet in Italy. Upon retirement from active duty, Capt. Wylie became Secretary and General Counsel to Military Officers Association of America, where he served for fourteen years.

A memorial service will be held at Pohick Episcopal Church, Lorton VA, on Thursday July 3 at 11 a.m., with interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Fischer House Foundation.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 3, 2014

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February 4, 2015

Clair, I have so many fond memories of Pete as an amazing professional and dear friend. May God bless you and your family. Bob McChesney

BGen J Timothy Boddie, Jr

July 7, 2014

Dear Clair
Pete and you have been held in high esteem when you helped Mattye and me through my first year as a Board Member. God Bless you in this time of sorrow.
Warm Regards,

Daniel D'Alesio

July 6, 2014

Clair, Peter was my friend, my mentor, my superior officer, and a man of the greatest character. He loved you and the children so much. Denise and I are very saddened by his passing. Please know that you, young Peter and Jamie are in our thoughts and prayesrs. Love, Dan and Denise D'Alesio (Neptune Beach, FL)

Edward W. Hosken, Jr.

July 3, 2014

There is no finer example of an officer and a gentleman than Pete Wylie. May he rest in peace.
Ed and Daphne Hosken

July 2, 2014

Clair - Betty Anne and I are with you in spirit. "We are all together in the river of life." Love to you and your family, George Lennon

Susan Stewart

July 2, 2014

Clair and family, my deepest condolences. Your husband, dad was a wonderful officer, a true gentleman, and a great JAG mentor to myself and so many others. He will truly be missed by all.

Gary & Winnie Larson

July 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Claire, Peter and Jamie. We will miss seeing Peter and always are here for you Claire.

July 2, 2014

Pete was a true officer and a gentleman. I admired and respected him. Condolances to the family.
Al Hersh

Paul Mahlstedt

July 1, 2014

Clair, my deepest condolences. Pete was a great guy and outstanding officer. I was looking forward to seeing him at our Princeton 50th. You and I served on Adm Holloway's staff (I was in Op 004) together around 1974. Paul Mahlstedt, Cdr USN (ret) and Princeton '66

Lynne Woychik

July 1, 2014

My sincere condolences to your family. I worked with Pete during his 14+ years at MOAA. I remember whenever we talked, he did so with a smile in his voice and on his face. He was always witty. Loved talking about his rock 'n roll band. He especially loved talking about Pete Jr. and Jamie. He cherished his wife and family. I am blessed that our life paths crossed. He was a great man.