Vice Admiral Kendall L. Card, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy)
Published, June 30, 2011
Vice Admiral Kendall L. Card was appointed to his current rank of Vice Admiral in June 2011 at the same time he assumed office as the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2/N6), the Department of the Navy Deputy Chief Information Officer (Navy), and the 64th Director of Naval Intelligence.
Prior to being appointed to Vice Adm., Card was selected as a flag officer in 2006. He also served as director, Command Control Systems, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command; commander, Task Forces 51/58/59/151/158; commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three; and as director of Concepts, Strategies, and Integration for Information Dominance.
Before his selection as a flag officer, from 1979 to 2006, Card served in various operational tours at sea, flying from the decks of USS Forrestal (CV 59), USS America (CV 66), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), USS Saratoga (CV 60), and USS Enterprise (CVN 65). He commanded Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 15, USS Ranier (AOE 7) and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Under his command Abraham Lincoln participated in Operations Enduring Freedom, Southern Watch, and Iraqi Freedom as part of a record setting 9.5 month deployment, as well as Operation Unified Assistance in support of the Tsunami relief efforts in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Card is a native of Fort Stockton, Texas. He earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University in December 1977 and holds a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from U.S. Naval War College. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.
Card has accumulated over 3,900 flight hours in the SH-3H Sea King, SH-60F Seahawk, and the S-3A Viking aircraft. His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (three awards), Bronze Star and various personal, service and campaign awards.