CAPT Kevin Andersen

CAPT Kevin Andersen, USN Commodore, AIrborne Command Control and Logistics Wing  
Captain Andersen hails from Keizer, Oregon and entered the Navy through the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating in 1984. In addition to his undergraduate degree he has a Masters of Science in Systems Technology (Space Systems Operations) from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.He is a designated Naval Flight Officer and a member of the Acquisition Corps. He also is a Joint Subspecialty Officer and a plank owner in the Navy’s Space Cadre.Captain Andersen’s sea tours include VAW 122, Staff Anti-Air Warfare Officer for Commander, Cruiser-Destroyer Group EIGHT, Operations Officer for VAW 117 and Executive and Commanding Officer for VAW 116. He has made extended deployments to the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Western Pacific, Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf. He commanded VAW 116 in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shore tours include Headquarters, United States Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he was responsible for developing future space requirements for Unified Commanders, and Executive Officer of VAW 120, the E-2/C-2 Fleet Replacement Squadron. He has served on the Navy Staff in the Pentagon as the E-2C Hawkeye Requirements Officer, as a member of the Navy Quadrennial Defense Review Team, Military Assistant for the Director, Operational Test & Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and most recently as the Deputy Commander, Airborne Command, Control and Logistics Wing in Point Mugu, California. Captain Andersen assumed command as the Commodore in December 2008. He is authorized to wear the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.