USS GRAVELY


CDR Kevin M. Kennedy 
Commanding Officer

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A Native of Gloucester, NJ, CDR Kennedy graduated from Villanova University with Bachelor and Master Degrees in English Education.  He received his commission via the Naval ROTC program.

Assignments afloat include Electrical Officer in USS NORMANDY (CG 60), Navigator in USS TORTUGA (LSD 46), Operations Officer in USS STOUT (DDG 55) and USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55), and Executive Officer in USS OSCAR AUSTIN (DDG 79).  Ashore, CDR Kennedy served as Flag Aide to Deputy Commander, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Assistant Surface Warfare Officer Community Manager at Navy Personnel Command, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, U.S. Joint Forces Command, and a Joint Working Group Lead at the Joint Staff, Joint Force Coordinator Directorate.  Additionally, he received a Master Degree in Strategic and Operational Planning from National Defense University.

Personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (Silver Star in lieu of sixth Award), Navy Achievement Medal (Gold Star in lieu of Second Award), and various unit, campaign, and service medals.