Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Vice Admiral Kendall L. Card

Rear Admiral Kendall L. Card
Photo of VADM Card as a RADM.

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6)

and Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI)

Vice Admiral Card is a native of Fort Stockton, Texas. He earned a Bachelors 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.

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 Antisubmarine 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 was selected for flag officer in 2006. As a flag officer he has served as director, Command Control Systems, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command J6; commander, task forces 51/58/59/151/158, Manama, Bahrain; commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Three, San Diego, Calif. He most recently served as Director of Concepts, Strategies, and Integration (N2/N6F) for Information Dominance (OPNAV N2/N6).  He was confirmed by the Senate on 26 May 2011 and assumed duties as DCNO for Information Dominance on 1 June 2011.

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.  

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Anonymous said...

Vice Adm. Kendall L. Card assumed the duties of the deputy chief of naval operations (DCNO) for Information Dominance (N2/N6) and director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) during a change-of-charge ceremony at the Pentagon, June 1.

Card succeeds Vice Adm. David J. Dorsett, who will retire following a distinguished 33-year naval career.

Dorsett, the 63rd director of Naval Intelligence, assumed office as the first DCNO for Information Dominance in November 2009. Information Dominance is designated as the lead office for bringing the Navy's intelligence, cyber warfare, command and control, electronic warfare, battle management and knowledge of the maritime environment areas together to align oversight, governance and synchronization mechanisms to deliver end-to-end insight and accountability for Navy information requirements, investments, capability development, and force development.

Under Dorsett's leadership, Information Dominance has now been elevated to a "main battery" in the Navy's arsenal. He has also brought together more than 45,000 military and civilian professionals together to form the Information Dominance Community, tasked with building and operating this main battery.

"It has been the highlight of my career to bring the N2/N6 team and Information Dominance Community together to allow the Navy to capitalize on the opportunities and face the challenges of the information age, " said Dorsett. "I've been humbled by the dedication and creativity of the members of our team; they are leaders in a revolution in naval affairs that will assure the Navy is prepared to deal with the changing and growing threats ahead."