|ACC (AW/SW) Kenneth M. Thompson
Senior Enlisted Leader (January 2009 - June 2011)
Air Traffic Controller Chief Petty Officer Kenneth M. Thompson is native of Port Angeles, WA and a graduateof Port Angeles High School as well a Peninsula Community College. He enlisted in the Navy in July 1991 and attended recruit training in Great Lakes, IL. He completed Air Traffic Control “A” School at Millington, TN in August 1992.
He was first assigned to the USS Chester W. Nimitz (CVN-68) from September 1992 to December 1995. Where he advanced to Second Class Petty Officer and completed his first deployment in the Persian Gulf.
In late December 1995 he transferred to NAS Whidbey Island where he advanced to First Class Petty Officer and qualified as a Radar Supervisor. He earned his Professional Aeronautics Degree from Embry Riddle while stationed at Whidbey Island.
In March 2001 he transferred to the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) where he completed a ten month deployment during the war. He served as a Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) Supervisor and Leading Petty Officer.
In March 2004 he transferred back to NAS Whidbey Island were he advanced to Chief Petty Officer shortly after checking in. He served as the Tower Chief and the Training Chief at the most complex and busiest approach facility in the Navy.
In May 2008 he transferred to TACRON ELEVEN and completed the January 2009 Deployment on the USS BOXER (LHD-4). He is now serving men and women of TACRON ELEVEN as the Senior Enlisted Leader.