Maj Pergola attended Abilene Christian University, graduating with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2003. Maj Pergola received his commission in 2004 after graduating from Officer Candidate School. Following OCS, Maj Pergola attended The Basic School.
Maj Pergola entered the Naval Aviation Training Pipeline and was assigned to duty stations of NAS Pensacola, NAS Corpus Christi, and NAS Kingsville prior to receiving his Wings of Gold and designation as a Naval Aviator in 2007. Following F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Squadron training at NAS Lemoore, Maj Pergola reported to his first fleet assignment with VMFA(AW)-224 at MCAS Beaufort.
Maj Pergola’s flying assignments include VMFA(AW)-224 where he served as S6 OIC, S2 OIC, and Operations Flight Officer. Maj Pergola’s second flying tour was with VT-22 at NAS Kingsville, TX as a T-45C Instructor Pilot where he also served as the Student Control Officer and Safety Officer. Maj Pergola currently performs flight duties in the UC-35D Encore with H&HS Futenma (MAGIC).
Maj Pergola’s B-Billet and Supporting Establishment assignments include CAOC MARLO Watch Officer (MWHS-2, Al Udeid AB), Air Officer (3D Reconnaissance Battalion, Camp Schwab), Functional Plans Planner (CCJ5 CENTCOM, MacDill AFB), and Liaison Officer/TSC Officer (Task Force 51/5, NSA Bahrain/Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti).