Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Kenneth J. Iverson


Rear Admiral Kenneth J. Iverson

Rear Admiral Kenneth Iverson, a native of Longview, Texas, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Minnesota, a Master of Divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, and a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He received his commission in 1986.

Iverson has served on numerous staffs and commands worldwide, including Branch Medical Clinic, La Maddalena, Italy, Naval Hospital Orlando, Naval Hospital Rota, Spain, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and Naval Hospital Sigonella. In 2006, Iverson served as the Senior Medical Corps Assignment Officer at Navy Personnel Command and managed Executive Medicine, Senior Operational and Surgical assignments and had oversight of the assignments for over 3,700 physicians. 

From 2008-2010 Iverson served as the executive officer of Naval Hospital Bremerton, a community-based, Family Medicine Teaching hospital with a staff of over 1,200. From 2010 2011, he was the commanding officer of Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait (EMF-K), leading three detachments in support of the draw down in Iraq and in preparation for the final transition of EMF-K to the U.S. Army.

From 2011 to 2013, he served as the commanding officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, a Family Medicine Teaching hospital with a staff of over 2,300 dedicated to the support of the I Marine Expeditionary Force. Iverson was assigned to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in 2013, where he served as the deputy chief, Education and Training, responsible for developing strategy and policy resulting in an educated and trained medical department.

Iverson is currently serving as the Deputy Chief, Medical Operations, responsible for health care operations, the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, clinical operations, the Medical Home Port program, clinical informatics, Fleet programs and performance planning and monitoring.

A Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, Iverson is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, in addition to other personal and unit awards.

Updated: 18 November 2014