John Pendola is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a degree in Mathematics and Operations Research. He served 16 years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Submarine Officer, qualifying as a Naval Nuclear Engineer, and retiring from the Navy Reserves in 2008.
Following his active duty Navy service, Pendola led the technical support teams for UUNET Web Hosting Operations as a Senior Manager, Web Customer Technical Support. His support teams serviced over 3,000 high-end, high volume websites spread across 26 Internet data centers worldwide.
Pendola is currently employed as a Senior Systems Engineer with the Department of Defense. His focus is on future technology investment. He has served as supporting faculty at Mason since 1998.
Pendola holds a Masters of Public Administration from Valdosta University and a Masters in Business Administration from George Mason University.