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Admiral Phil Davidson, USN

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Adm. Phil Davidson, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a 1982 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He assumed command of U.S. Fleet Forces Command/Naval Forces U.S. Northern Command on Dec. 19, 2014.

A surface warfare officer, he has deployed across the globe in frigates, destroyers, cruisers and aircraft carriers.

In his most recent assignment, he was the Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet and the Commander, Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, while simultaneously serving as the deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and U.S. Naval Forces Africa.

His previous command assignments include command of Carrier Strike Group 8/Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS Taylor (FFG 50).

Ashore, Davidson has served in fleet, interagency and joint tours as a flag officer; he was previously the Director, Maritime Operations, U. S. Fleet Forces Command, the senior military advisor to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) at the State Department, and the deputy director for Strategy and Policy in the Joint Staff/J-5.

He served earlier in his career in policy, strategy and operations billets on multiple tours with the U.S. Pacific Fleet staff, the Navy staff and the Joint Staff, and as the Navy’s military aide to the vice president of the United States.

Davidson is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College. He has a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics.

His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V," a Superior Honor Award from the U.S. Department of State, and other personal, service, unit and campaign awards.


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Vice Admiral Richard P. Breckenridge, USN

Deputy Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Vice Adm. Richard Breckenridge graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He also holds master’s degrees in engineering acoustics and electrical engineering from the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School.

Breckenridge served on USS Hammerhead (SSN 663), USS Florida (SSBN 728) (Gold), and USS Philadelphia (SSN 690). He commanded USS Memphis (SSN 691) in Groton, Connecticut, where he conducted a U.S. Central Command deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Breckenridge also served as commodore of Submarine Squadron (SUBRON) 4 and commander of Submarine Group 2 in Groton.

His staff assignments include special assistant to the secretary of defense; special assistant to the director, Naval Reactors; chief of staff, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment Directorate (J8) on the Joint Staff; deputy director, Submarine Warfare Division (N87); director, Undersea Warfare Division (N97); and director, Warfare Integration (N9I) on the staff of the chief of naval operations.

Breckenridge assumed his current duties as deputy commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in September 2015.

Breckenridge’s decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, and Legion of Merit.



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FLTCM (SW/AW) Paul Kingsbury, USN

Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Master Chief Kingsbury, a native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School and enlisted in 1987. He attended Recruit Training, Nuclear Field Electrician "A" school and Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida, and qualified as an Electrical Operator at the S3G prototype in Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU), Ballston Spa, New York.

Kingsbury’s assignments in the nuclear field include USS Eisenhower (CVN 69); nuclear instructor duty at the MARF prototype in Ballston Spa, New York; USS Mississippi (CGN 40); USS Enterprise (CVN 65); and Pre-Commissioning Unit Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).

He was selected as a Command Master Chief (CMC) in February 2004 and has served as the CMC of USS Juneau (LPD 10), Strike Fighter Squadron 211, Joint Region Marianas’, Navy Region Japan/U.S. Naval Forces Japan, and the Naval Safety Center. He assumed duties as Fleet Master Chief, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in December of 2015.

Master Chief Kingsbury is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and has completed the National Defense University’s Senior Enlisted Keystone course, the Navy Senior Leader Seminar, the “Strategic Planning for Execution: Assessment and Risk” Workshop, and the Leading Change in Safety Management Systems courses. He has a Bachelor of Science degree (Cum Laude) from Excelsior College and completed an apprenticeship as a Professional and Kindred Counselor through the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program.

Master Chief Kingsbury’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service and campaign awards. He is qualified as both an Enlisted Surface and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist.

Master Chief Kingsbury is married and has two children.



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Mr. Mark Honecker, SES

Chief of Staff/Executive Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
Mr. Mark Honecker, is a native of Wiesbaden, Germany, who spent most of his formative years in Alexandria, Virginia, graduated with honors from Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, North Carolina, with a bachelor of science in both Business Administration and Economics. After entering federal service, Mr. Honecker attended The American University and graduated with a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Additionally, he has completed the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Seminar XXI program in Foreign Politics, International Relations and National Security.

Mr. Honecker's professional career began as a financial management intern with the Office of the Navy Comptroller (NAVCOMPT) in 1985. This two-year training program provided experience and exposure to different facets and echelons of financial management with assignments throughout the Department of the Navy to include Headquarters, Systems Commands, Congressional Liaison, and Fleet Offices.

After a variety of experiences in the Marine Corps, weapons, and other procurement sections, Mr. Honecker was selected as the lead research and development analyst and later became the lead aircraft procurement analyst. In February 1994 he was promoted to the head of the Weapons and Other Procurement Branch and then led the Aviation and Weapons Branch in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).

In January 1996, Mr. Honecker was selected by the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Strategic and Institutional Planning) to be part of the Department of the Navy Organization, Management and Infrastructure Team. This senior level team was responsible for improving efficiency and effectiveness throughout the Department of the Navy. Upon completion of this two year assignment, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Deputy Director, Business and Civilian Resources Division in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).

In September 1998, Mr. Honecker entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) and assumed a position working for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Logistics) as the Executive Director, Shore Installation Management Division. In that capacity he was involved in all facets of shore installation management including base operations support, quality of life for sailors and their families, force protection, regionalization and infrastructure efficiency initiatives such as strategic sourcing.

In December 1999, Mr. Honecker was selected to establish and lead the Logistics Planning and Innovation Division within the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness & Logistics). In this capacity he is responsible for Logistics Strategic Planning, leading, promoting innovation and process improvement throughout Navy logistics, shaping and managing the Readiness and Logistics IT portfolio, development and implementation of acquisition logistics policy, and management and oversight of the PPBS process for DCNO (Fleet Readiness & Logistics). Additionally, Mr. Honecker was the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) principal executive responsible for Sea Enterprise implementation. In this capacity he is leading the effort to increase productivity across the Navy.

In April 2005, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Deputy Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command. In that capacity he was responsible for provided leadership for over 15,000 military and civilian personnel located in over 20 countries supporting, 290 ships, and approximately 800,000 computer network users, all globally dispersed. In this position he was responsible for Navy network operations, space operations, information operations and knowledge management. During this assignment he was the key architect of an Enterprise Management structure for Navy C4I known as the Naval NETWAR/FORCEnet Enterprise (NNFE). Created the governance structure, processes and mechanisms to optimize over $8 billion in Navy resources.

In May 2006, Mr. Honecker was selected to be the Executive Director, U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.

Mr. Honecker has been the member of several Board of Directors to include the Supervisory Committee of the Navy Federal Credit Union. His honors include the Senior Executive Service Presidential Rank Award, Department of the Navy Superior and Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and two DoN e-Gov Awards.