Blevins, Kenneth, CDR

Line Officer
 
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Commander
Current/Last Primary NEC
144X-Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering Specialist
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1997-1998, 144X, Department of Defense (DOD)
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
HM-3391-Nuclear Power Plant Operator
116X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare (In Training)
111X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Surface Warfare
146X-Engineering Duty Officer - Ship Engineering Specialist (In Training)
Service Years
1968 - 1998
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Persian Excursion
Plank Owner
Suez Canal
Commander
Commander

 Official Badges 

US Strategic Command Badge US Navy Retired 20


 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)

Cold War Medal Persian Excursion Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)

Navy Officer Honorable Discharge


 Military Association Memberships
Branch 67United States Naval InstituteMilitary Officers Association of America (MOAA)Navy Mustang Association
Navy Together We ServedNavy Nuclear Weapons Association  (NNWA)Post 1Chapter 70
United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association
  1973, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 67 (Member) (Suitland, Maryland) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1976, United States Naval Institute [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1988, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, Navy Mustang Association [Verified]
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2009, Navy Nuclear Weapons Association (NNWA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2011, American Legion, Post 1 (Member) (Memphis, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2011, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 70 (Member) (Memphis, Tennessee) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2012, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired. Residing in Lakeland, TN. Raising 2 adopted boys (2003) from Samara, Russia.  Concord Academy of Memphis. 
   
Other Comments:

1998 - 2001: TASC, Reading, MA - TRIDENT Accuracy Program Manager.
2001 - 2010: Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA - Senior Manager, Nuclear Weapons Security Program.

   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  7 Sailors Remembered
  • Barrier, Lou, CPO
  • Bonham, James, PO3
  • Gonzalez, Julian, HN
  • Lowe, Harry, CPO
  • Sollenberger, Robert, CAPT
  • White, Thomas, PO2
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Officer Badge

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1968, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)1
  1976, Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)
 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
Naval Reserve Forces Command(HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CAUS NavyUSS Ranger (CV-61)
Naval Nuclear Power Unit (NAVNUPWRU, NNPU)Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RINaval Academy Prep School (Student) Bainbridge, MDCNO - OPNAV
Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)	Advancement Schools and CoursesNaval Justice School (Faculty Staff)Naval Guided Missile School (Faculty Staff)
USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)SWO Department Head CourseUSS Spruance (DD-963)DESRON 10, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Strategic Systems Projects Office (SSPO), Washington, DCStrategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC)US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
Department of Defense (DOD)
  1968-1969, Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Center (NMCRC)
  1969-1970, HM-0000, (HM) Hospital Corpsman A School, San Diego, CA
  1970-1971, HM-0000, Naval Station, Kodiak, AK
  1971-1972, HM-0000, USS Ranger (CV-61)
  1972-1974, HM-3391, Naval Nuclear Power Unit (NAVNUPWRU, NNPU)
  1974-1974, HM-3391, Naval Academy Prep School (Faculty Staff) Newport, RI
  1974-1974, HM-3391, Naval Academy Prep School (Student) Bainbridge, MD
  1974-1976, HM-3391, CNO - OPNAV
  1976-1976, 116X, Officer Candidate School (OCS) (Faculty Staff)
  1977-1977, 116X, SWO Division Officer Course
  1977-1977, 116X, Naval Justice School (Faculty Staff)
  1977-1977, 116X, Naval Guided Missile School (Faculty Staff)
  1977-1980, 111X, USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)
  1982-1982, 111X, SWO Department Head Course
  1982-1984, 111X, USS Spruance (DD-963)
  1984-1986, 111X, DESRON 10, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  1986-1986, 146X, Engineering Duty Officer School (EDO)
  1986-1991, 144X, Strategic Systems Projects Office (SSPO), Washington, DC
  1991-1991, 144X, Engineering Duty Officer School (EDO)
  1991-1993, 144X, Strategic Weapons Facility Pacific (SWFPAC)
  1993-1996, 144X, US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM)
  1996-1996, 144X, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  1996-1998, 144X, Strategic Systems Projects Office (SSPO), Washington, DC
  1997-1998, 144X, Department of Defense (DOD)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1977-1977 Training Exercise - Silver Fox '77
 Colleges Attended 
Friends UniversityNorth Carolina State UniversityAir Force Institute of TechnologyDefense Acquisition University
  1966-1968, Friends University
  1974-1976, North Carolina State University
  1980-1982, Air Force Institute of Technology2
  1996-1996, Defense Acquisition University
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