Knight, Lendall, CAPT

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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
163X-Special Duty Officer - Intelligence
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Restricted Line Officer
Primary Unit
2004-2006, 163X, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
Previously Held NEC
00-0000-Unknown NEC Rating
Service Years
1979 - 2006
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Order of the Shellback
Safari To Suez

 Official Badges 

SOCOM US Forces Japan

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Persian Gulf Yacht Club Persian Excursion

Bagel Station Peace Keeping Force Cold War Veteran GONZO Station Yacht Club Did the Ditch (Suez Canal)


 Military Association Memberships
Navy Together We Served
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1979, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Pensacola, FL), 19-798
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
School Assignments - StaffUS Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)SERE SchoolVAW-122 Steeljaws
FICPACUS NavyCommander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)Det Atsugi, VQ-1 World Watchers
Cruiser Destroyer Group  1, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)School Assignments - StaffDefense Language Institute (Faculty Staff) East CoastUS Defense Attache Office  (USDAO), Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Commander Amphibious Group Three (COMPHIBGRU 3) Commander Naval Forces JapanUnited States Forces Japan (USFJ)US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
  1979-1980, 00-0000, Aviation Officer Candidate School (AOCS) (Student)
  1980-1980, 163X, Armed Forces Air Intelligence Training Center (AFAITC), US Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
  1980-1980, SERE School
  1980-1982, 163X, VAW-122 Steeljaws
  1982-1985, 163X, FICPAC
  1985-1985, 163X, FIRSTEURLANT 0302, Fleet Intelligence Reserve Support Team, Atlantic (FIRSTEURLANT)
  1985-1987, 163X, Commander Carrier Air Wing 14 (CVW-14)
  1987-1991, 163X, Det Atsugi, VQ-1 World Watchers
  1990-1992, 163X, Cruiser Destroyer Group 1, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Pacific (COMNAVSURFPAC)
  1993-1993, Defense Attache School
  1993-1994, 163X, Defense Language Institute (Faculty Staff) East Coast
  1994-1997, 163X, US Defense Attache Office (USDAO) Tokyo, Japan
  1997-1999, 163X, Commander Amphibious Group Three (COMPHIBGRU 3)
  1999-2001, 163X, Commander Naval Forces Japan
  2001-2004, 163X, United States Forces Japan (USFJ)
  2004-2006, 163X, US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1980-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis
  1982-1982 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
  1987-1987 Training Exercise - Team Spirit '87
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)
  1990-1990 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign
  1990-1991 Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia Campaign/Operation Desert Shield2
  1991-1991 Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait3
  1992-1992 Operation Southern Watch (Iraq)
  1992-1992 Operation Restore Hope (Somalia)
  1998-1998 NATIVE FURY '985
  1999-1999 Training Exercise - Foal Eagle Series8
  1999-1999 Exercise KERNEL BLITZ '99
  2001-2001 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)
 Colleges Attended 
Bowdoin CollegeUniversity of Hawaii
  1975-1979, Bowdoin College
  1977-1977, Others/Not Listed
  1978-1978, University of Hawaii
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Nov 04, 1979, Iranian Student Takeover of U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran
  Jan 09, 1980, Commissioned ENSIGN (ENS)1
  Apr 24, 1980, Operation Eagle Claw - Desert One - Hostage Rescue Attempt
  Nov 19, 1980, Indian Ocean - Med Cruise - USS Independence6
  Jan 20, 1981, Ronald Reagan Becomes 40th President of United States
  Jan 20, 1981, American Hostages Released from Iran After 444 Days Captivity
  Jan 09, 1982, Promoted to LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE (LTJG)1
  Jun 07, 1982, Mediterranean Cruise - USS Independence6
  Apr 30, 1985, Separated From Active Duty
  Dec 13, 1985, Re-entered Active Duty Enroute CVW-14 San Diego
  Apr 11, 1987, Indian Ocean Cruise - USS Constellation2
  Sep 09, 1988, Promoted to LIEUTENANT COMMANDER (LCDR)
  Aug 01, 1992, Indian Ocean Cruise - USS Ranger2
  Jul 15, 1994, Promoted to COMMANDER (CDR)
  Jun 01, 2001, Promoted to CAPTAIN (CAPT)7
  Jul 31, 2006, Retirement Date
  Dec 11, 2015, General Photos2
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