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Capt. Kyle Gantt

Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 60 / Commander, Task Force 65

10 March 2021

Studio portrait of Capt. Kyle Gantt
Capt. Kyle Gantt
Studio portrait of Capt. Kyle Gantt
Capt. Kyle Gantt
Studio portrait of Capt. Kyle Gantt
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210310-N-OW182-0002
Captain Kyle Gantt was commissioned from the United States Naval Academy in 1997. 
 
At sea assignments include command of USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), USS HURRICANE (PC 3), and USS SIROCCO (PC 6).  Additionally, he served as Communications Officer in USS TAYLOR (FFG 50), Main Propulsion Assistant in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), Chief Engineer in USS DONALD COOK, and Executive Officer in USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66).  While in VICKSBURG, he was selected as a Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic, Junior Officer Shiphandler of the Year.
 
Assignments ashore include Flag Lieutenant for Commander, Naval Surface Forces, Atlantic; Branch Chief for Maritime Operations in the Joint Irregular Warfare Center; Aide de Camp for Commander, U.S. Joint Forces Command; and Branch Head for Destroyers and Future Ship Requirements on the OPNAV staff (N96).
 
Captain Gantt earned a B.S. in History from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an M.B.A. with concentration in Financial Management from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS).  While at NPS, he was selected as a Conrad Scholar for excellence in Financial Management.  He is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.
 
Captain Gantt’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various service, campaign and unit decorations. 


 
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