Peter Kalil, formerly of Inlet, was promoted to Captain of the Newport News Fire Department in Virginia on March 1, 2011.
He joined the department in January 1996 and was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2008.
The fire department has 375 uniformed personnel and the city of Newport News has a population of 185,000. In his new position he will be a station captain.
He is a 1978 graduate of the Town of Webb School. Before joining the Newport News Fire Department, he served eight years in the U.S. Air Force and his is a veteran of the first Gulf War.
Peter and his wife, Tammy, and their three children, Tara, Trey (Peter the 3rd), and Seth, live in Yorktown, VA.
He is the son of Mary Lee Kalil and the late Pete Kalil of Inlet.