Kendall L. Card

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Kendall L. Card
VADM Kendall L. Card.jpg
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Flag of the United States Navy (official specifications).svg United States Navy
Years of service 1977-2013
Rank US-O9 insignia.svg Vice admiral

Vice Admiral Kendall L. Card is a United States Navy aviator and flag officer and the former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance and Director of Naval Intelligence; succeeded by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch in July 2013. A native of Fort Stockton, Texas, he graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1977, he also holds a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.[1]

From 1979, he made various operational tours at sea, flying off the decks of the carriers USS Forrestal, USS America (CV-66), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), USS Saratoga (CV-60), and USS Enterprise (CVN-65). He went on to command Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 15, as well as the USS Rainier (AOE-7) and the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), he accumulated over 3,900 flight hours in the SH-3H Sea King, SH-60F Seahawk, and the S-3A Viking aircraft. Under his command, the Abraham Lincoln took part in operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch, and Iraqi Freedom.

He was named a flag officer in 2006, and in June 2011 was named deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance and the 64th Director of Naval Intelligence.[2]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Naval Aviator Badge.jpg
1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg
1 golden star.svg1 golden star.svg
V
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Gold star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png
Bronze star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal ribbon.svg
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngSilver-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png NATO Medal Yugoslavia ribbon bar.svg
U.S. Navy Expert Pistol Shot Ribbon.svg
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Naval Aviator Wings
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit w/ 2 gold award stars Bronze Star Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 award stars Air Medal with bronze Strike/Flight numeral 2, "V" device and one bronze service star Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal w/ award star
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal Combat Action Ribbon Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation w/ 2 service stars Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation w/ 2 service stars Navy "E" Ribbon with 3 Battle E devices
Navy Expeditionary Medal National Defense Service Medal with service star Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with 2 service stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with 2 service stars Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon w/ 1 silver and 2 bronze service stars NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal
Information Dominance Warfare Officer Badge

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
David J. Dorsett
Director of the Office of Naval Intelligence
2011-2013
Succeeded by
Ted N. Branch