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Rear Adm. Kevin Lenox is a native of Princeton Junction, New Jersey and a 1990 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate of Duke University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies with distinction from the U.S. Naval War College and is an honors graduate of the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.
As a Naval aviator, Lenox has more than 3,700 flight hours in the SH-60F and HH-60H helicopters. His operational assignments include Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8(HS-8) , Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5) embarked aboard USS Kitty Hawk, HS-4, and Executive Officer, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).
His shore assignments include flight instructor duty with HS-10; team lead for all Naval Helicopter Weapon Systems at Naval Air Systems Command (PMA-299); Director, Joint Forces Component Command for Space, Missile Warning Center inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado where he qualified to be a member of the Navy Space Cadre; and Deputy Director of Operations (J3), United States Central Command.
Command tours include tours with HS-7; USS Denver (LPD 9) forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan; and USS Nimitz (CVN 68), where he completed a successful combat deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
He assumed his current duties as Commander, Carrier Strike Group THREE in September 2022.
Lenox's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal along with various other personal, campaign, and service awards.
Last Updated: 17 January 2023
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