Fanta graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1983. He has served aboard the USS Rushmore (LSD-47), USS Falcon (MHC-59), USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), USS Pegasus (PHM-1) and the USS Coontz (DDG-40). Other assignments have included serving as an executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).
Awards and Honors
Awards he has received include the:
- Legion of Merit (4)
- Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
- Meritorious Service Medal (2)
- Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3)
- "Rear Admiral Peter Fanta". United States Navy. Retrieved 2011-09-30.