|Rear Adm. Richard B. Landolt
Commander (April 2010 - April 2011)
Rear Admiral Richard B. Landolt received his commission via NROTC at the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He has served at sea aboard USS Morton (DD 948), USS Niagara Falls (AFS 3), USS Cayuga (LST 1186) and USS Roanoke (AOR 7). He commanded USS Ardent (MCM 12), forwarded deployed to Manama, Bahrain, USS Gladiator (MCM 11) and USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) forwarded deployed in Sasebo, Japan. His Major command tour was of Amphibious Squadron 11, also in Sasebo, Japan.
Landolt served two tours on the staff of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) as a staff planner and subsequently as the executive assistant for Commander, Naval Forces Europe and Joint Forces Command, Naples Italy. His shore duties include tours at the Bureau of Naval Personnel as head of surface placement (Pers-413) and as a Federal Executive fellow at the Rand Corporation where he studied NATO policy and Asian Affairs. On the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel (N00K) staff he served as the assistant for long range plans.
He’s been a senior fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (SSG XXIV), and deputy director, Expeditionary Warfare Division (N85B) on the Navy Staff. He assumed duties as commander, Amphibious Force 7th Fleet in Okinawa, Japan in June of 2008. A graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and the Armed Forces Staff College, Landolt also holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Systems Management.
His Personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, with gold star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.