Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins

Executive Officer, USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81)

13 September 2021

Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins
Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins
Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins
Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins
Cmdr. Lucian D. Kins
Photo By: MC2 Jacob Milham
VIRIN: 210913-N-OW182-0001
 A 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Commander Kins earned a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering.  He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.  He is originally from Sandpoint, Idaho

A career Surface Warfare Officer, Commander Kins’ shipboard assignments include: USS CAPE ST GEORGE (CG 71) as Combat Information Center Officer, USS NASHVILLE (LPD 13) as Damage Control Assistant, USS OAK HILL as Chief Engineer, and the staff of the Commander, Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CCSG-8) as the Assistant Chief Of Staff for Materials and Logistics (N4).   Ashore, he served as Operations Officer at Surface Combat Systems Center, Wallops Island, the Liaison Naval Officer to the Commander, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan/NATO Training Mission Afghanistan.  Most recently, CDR Kins served as  Action Officer in the Futures and Concepts Division, Joint Staff, J7. 

CDR Kins assumed the duties as Executive Officer on USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) in September  2021.

His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit, campaign and service awards.

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