Kendall L. Card

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Kendall L. Card
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Allegiance  United States
Service/branch USNavyFlag-Official.svg United States Navy
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 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] His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star and various personal, service and campaign awards.

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