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Capt. Kyle Gantt

Deputy Commodore, Destroyer Squadron 60 / Deputy 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.

His assignments at sea 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. He is honored to have led teams which received the Battle Efficiency Award in
each of his four years in command.


 
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