Capt Kitchener
Captain Roy Kitchener
Chief of Staff

Roy Kitchener is a native of Trumbull, Connecticut. He attended Unity College in Unity, Maine graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Captain Kitchener began his naval career at the Naval Officer Candidate School, Newport, Rhode Island, where he was commissioned an Ensign 26 March 1985. His initial sea tour followed on the Guided Missile Destroyer USS DEWEY (DDG 45) as Gunnery Officer and Navigator. Other afloat tours include Operations and Training Officer in SPECIAL BOAT UNIT TWO SIX (SBU 26), Republic of Panama where the unit conducted combat operations during Operation Just Cause; Weapons Officer and Combat Systems Officer in USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56); Executive Officer in USS COWPENS (CG 63) and Operations Officer and Chief of Staff in Carrier Strike Group Eleven. Captain Kitchener commanded both USS JOHN PAUL JONES (DDG 53) and USS HIGGINS (DDG 76) as part of the Navy’s SEA SWAP Initiative, and USS PRINCETON (CG 59).

Captain Kitchener’s shore assignments include: the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, where he earned a Masters of Arts in National Security Affairs, specializing in Western Hemisphere area studies; the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, as the Surface Warfare Directorate’s Naval Surface Fire Support Program Officer; the staff of the Surface Warfare Officer School, as a Combat Systems Instructor in the Command Training Department; the staff of CDR USNORTHCOM, as the Ballistic Missile Defense Operations Chief, in the Cheyenne Mountain Directorate, and as Chief of Staff, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet.

His decorations include the Legion of Merit with two gold stars, Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal with three gold stars, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and various service and campaign awards.



USS George Washington (CVN 76) transits the East China Sea
Opening ceremony for the exercise Talisman Sabre 2011
Daily Update
Daily Update
Daily Update
Daily Update
Paktika PRT talks security near border
SLW 2011
SNA 2012 Symposium
SNA 2012 Symposium
Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt, commander of Naval Surface Forces, presents a coin to a Marine during lunch aboard USS Kearsarge
2011 Sailor of the Year Finalist
Cobra Gold 2012
MIDN Emily Motz, on the phone with VADM Hunt, had the first pick on NROTC ship selection day.
Sea and Shore SOY 2011 Winners
Admiral John Harvey (left), Vice Adm. Richard Hunt (center), and Rear Adm. Davis Thomas (right)
VADM Hunt Tour Of Makin Island In Bahrain
Left to right: Capt. Ian Hall, commanding officer and Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski, Deputy Commander
Vice Adm. Richard Hunt discusses humanitarian efforts conducted by US Navy with Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Liang Guang
The U.S. Coast Guard Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Waesche moors at Lumut Naval Base.
SWOS Commanding Officer, Captain Richard Brown and Commander, Naval Surface Forces, VADM Tom Copeman
Surface Force Culinary Specialist Training
SNA 2013
SNA 2013
SOY 2012

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