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Capt. Kenneth Pickard

MSC Europe/Africa Commander

23 September 2020
Capt. Kenneth S. Pickard
Capt. Kenneth S. Pickard
Capt. Kenneth S. Pickard
Capt. Kenneth S. Pickard
Capt. Kenneth S. Pickard
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VIRIN: 220124-N-IS698-0001
Capt. Pickard entered the Navy in September 1989 as an Electronic Warfare Technician. He graduated Officer Candidate School Pensacola, Florida in 1998 as part of the Seaman to Admiral Program, and later earned Bachelor of Art degrees in Accounting, Finance, and Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from Jacksonville University in 2005. He is originally from Pensacola Florida.

A career surface warrior, Capt. Pickard’s shipboard assignments include USS Belknap (CG 26) and USS LaSalle (AGF 3) as Electronic Warfare Technician, USS McInerney (FFG 8) as First Lieutenant, USS OBannon (DD 987) as Auxiliaries Officer, USS Robert G Bradley (FFG 49) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) as Combat Systems Officer, USS Wasp (LHD 1) as Navigator, and Carrier Strike Group 2 embarked on USS George H W Bush (CVN 77) as the N3A. He was the Executive Officer and Commanded USS Carney (DDG 64).

Ashore, he served as PPBE Coordinator for Navy Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance platforms and Unmanned Systems in OPNAV N2/N6F2 at the Pentagon, Joint Exercises Division Chief at United States Central Command, and most recently as Director, Future Operations at US SIXTH FLEET.

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