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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
CAPT Kyle Gantt is a career Surface Warfare Officer.  Prior to command of Destroyer Squadron 60 and Task Force 65, he commanded USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), USS HURRICANE (PC 3), and USS SIROCCO (PC 6).
At sea, CAPT Gantt spent his career in Cruisers and Destroyers serving as Communications Officer in USS TAYLOR (FFG 50), Main Propulsion Assistant in USS VICKSBURG (CG 69), Chief Engineer in USS DONALD COOK, Executive Officer in USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66), and Deputy Commodore DESRON 60 / Deputy Commander Task Force 65.

Ashore, CAPT Gantt served as 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).  While assigned to OPNAV N96, CAPT Gantt was the principle architect of the Future Surface Combatant Force; his work developed the requirements and established programs for the Large Surface Combatant (DDG(X)), the Small Surface Combatant (USS CONSTELLATION (FFG 62)), and Unmanned Surface Vessels (LUSV and MUSV).

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.  |  |  Navy FOIA  |  DoD Accessibility/Section 508  |  No Fear Act   |  Open Government  |  Plain Writing Act  |  Veterans Crisis Line  |  VA Vet Center  |  FVAP  |  DoD Safe Helpline  |  Navy SAPR  |  NCIS Tips  |  Privacy Policy  |  Site Map  |  Contact Us   |  988 Helpline
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