Albert M. Calland III
|Albert M. Calland III|
Calland in the mid-2000s
|Born||1952 (age 65–66)|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1974–2007|
|Commands held||Naval Special Warfare Command
|Awards||Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Albert Melrose Calland III (born 1952) is a retired United States Navy Vice Admiral who was the Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center and commander of Naval Special Warfare Command from 2002 to 2004. He also previously served as Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from July 2005 to July 2006 and commanded the Naval Special Warfare Development Group from 1997 to 1999.
Calland graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1974 and subsequently graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S) class 82 in 1975. Calland served as a Platoon Commander of a SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) platoon and a SEAL Platoon, Instructor BUD/S Training and Naval Special Warfare/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer. In Fall 1980, Calland was selected by CDR Richard Marcinko as founding member of SEAL Team SIX and served till 1982. Calland was executive Officer of Special Boat Unit 12 in 1987 and deployed as part of Operation Earnest Will in the Persian Gulf. Calland took command of SEAL Team ONE from November 1992 until January 1995. He later went on to receive a Master of Science degree in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1996. From June 1997 until June 1999, Calland commanded the Naval Special Warfare Development Group. Calland was the commanding officer of Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), part of United States Central Command, and as such, commanded efforts in Afghanistan in 2001 during Operation Enduring Freedom. Between August 2002 and March 2004, Calland served as the commanding officer of the Naval Special Warfare Command. Calland's career at the Central Intelligence Agency began with his appointment to the position of Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support in March 2004, a position he filled until his appointment as Deputy Director. Calland resigned from that position upon the confirmation of CIA Director General Michael Hayden, as a 1953 amendment to the National Security Act of 1947 prevents the Director and Deputy Director from serving in the military simultaneously.
After leaving the CIA, Calland served for a year as Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). He retired from the Navy on July 1, 2007 after 33 years of service becoming Executive Vice President for Security and Intelligence Integration with CACI International Inc.
Awards and decorations
- "Interior Nominee Promotes Navy SEAL Career, While Playing Down 'Bad Judgment'". The New York Times. 2017-01-16. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
- "News Release 8/13/07". CACI. 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2014-05-01.
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