A native of Santa Cruz, California, CDR Ryan R. Kendall is a 2001 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in History.
CDR Kendall’s previous at sea assignments include Damage Control Assistant and Force Protection Officer in USS PRINCETON (CG 59), Engineering Officer in USS PREBLE (DDG 88), and Engineering Assessor at ENGINEERING ASSESSMENTS PACIFIC. Throughout his career he has completed multiple deployments and supported Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Ashore, CDR Kendall attained a Master’s of Arts degree in Business Administration (MBA) from The George Washington University. CDR Kendall also served as Flag Aide to the Commander, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). In the Interagency, CDR Kendall served as a Defense Trade Analyst at the Department of State. In 2012, CDR Kendall was selected as a Navy Federal Executive Fellow and attended the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Next, CDR Kendall was assigned to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, serving as Executive Assistant to the Director for Strategy and Policy (N51). Finally, CDR Kendall served as an Asia strategist in the Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J-5). CDR Kendall has completed the Joint Professional Military Education levels I and II and is a Joint Qualified Officer.
CDR Kendall is currently the Commanding Officer in USS ROOSEVELT (DDG 80).
CDR Kendall’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Commendation Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2), and various meritorious unit and service awards.