Kendall L. Card

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Kendall L. Card
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Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Flag of the United States Navy (official specifications).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 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.


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