Kendall L. Card

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Kendall L. Card
VADM Kendall L. Card.jpg
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1977-2013
Rank US Navy O9 infobox.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
Award numeral 2.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png
Gold star
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Bronze star
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


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