Kemit Spears is a native of Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May 1995, earning a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He earned his commission through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida in Oct 1995. He completed Civil Engineer Corps Officer training in April 1996 and received orders to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, serving as the Installation Maintenance Officer until May 1999.
LTJG Spears reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FORTY in June 1999 homeported out of Port Hueneme, California. He served as Officer in Charge (OIC) of a deployment to East Timor in 2000 supporting the US Mission to East Timor. He later deployed as OIC of Detail Albania in 2001 in support of CORNERSTONE EXERCISE 2001. He also served as Charlie Company Commander and the Air Detachment OIC during his tour with NMCB FORTY. LT Spears reported to Civil Engineer Corps Officer School in August 2001 for instructor duty teaching Seabee Operations.
LT Spears transferred to NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic in July of 2003, serving at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Virginia as the Officer in Charge of Construction managing construction and service contracts. In June 2005, LCDR Spears reported for duty under instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, earning a Masters of Science in Construction Engineering.
LCDR Spears reported to THIRTIETH Naval Construction Regiment in June 2006 in Port Hueneme, California. He served as the Equipment and Readiness Officer and then as the Operations Officer during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in support of II MEF (fwd) in Fallujah, Iraq. From there, LCDR Spears reported to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR as the Executive Officer deploying to Guam and Kuwait.
In August 2009, LCDR Spears returned to NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic serving as the Assistant Regional Engineer in Norfolk,Virginia, overseeing the installation budgeting, programming, and execution for Public Work Support across 11 bases. In August 2011, CDR Spears transferred to Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia, serving as the Public Works Officer for the Navy's oldest shipyard.
CDR Spears reported to the Pentagon in June of 2012 serving in the OPNAV N80 Programming Directorate as a Shore Readiness Analyst supporting Military Construction, Base Operations Support, Environmental, Family and Unaccompanied Housing, among other facilities programs as well as the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command portfolio.
CDR Spears is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and Navy Achievement Medal.