U.S. Army Major Peter Leiataua Ahching, Jr. enlisted into the United States Army from Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned his commission as an Army officer after graduating from the Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Major Peter Ahching served as a Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and an Assistant Operations Officer in the 23rd CBRN Battalion. In 2011, Major Ahching deployed to South Korea as a Battalion Battle Captain in support of Operation Foal Eagle in partnership with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army. Major Ahching later graduated from the CBRN Captains Career Course and he was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii in 2012. Major Ahching served as the 3IBCT Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Officer and Brigade Battle Captain.
In May 2013, Major Peter Ahching deployed as the Task Force Talon S3 Operations Officer during the first deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system into the PACOM region. After deployment, Major Ahching was the S3 Lead Planner for the 3IBCT's Regional Engagement Exercises to the Philippines and Malaysia. In May 2014, Major Ahching deployed with the 3IBCT, 25ID to Australia in support of Operation Vital Prospect in partnership with the Armies of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In June 2015, Major Ahching served as the Commander of the US Army Chattanooga Recruiting Company covering Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. In July 2017, Major Ahching was selected to serve as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Augusta University. In 2020, Major Peter Ahching graduated from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Major Ahching was accepted to serve as an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Major Peter Ahching's awards and decorations include the following: the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Medal and the Overseas Service Medal.
Major Peter Ahching is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at Liberty University. Major Ahching attended the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and passed the United States Medical Licensing Exam STEP 1. He holds a Master of Science degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University Fresno.
Major Peter Ahching married his wife Tina on Maui, Hawaii. They have two children Rocco and Scarlett.