Navy Biography

Rear Admiral Curt Renshaw

Deputy Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet

Rear Admiral Curt  Renshaw

Rear Adm. Curt A. Renshaw is a native of New Albany, Indiana. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. He holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Post Graduate School.

His sea tours include Repair Officer and Aegis Fire Control Officer in USS Shiloh (CG 67); Weapons and Combat Systems Officer in USS Anzio (CG 68); and Commanding Officer of USS Patriot (MCM 7); USS Independence (LCS-2); and USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) where he also served as air defense commander for Commander, Task Force Seven Zero.

Renshaw has completed operational deployments in all Navy theaters of operation. His commands have earned Battle Efficiency Awards, Golden Anchor Retention Excellence Awards, the CNO Safety Award, and the Spokane Trophy as the most combat ready ship in Pacific Fleet.

Ashore, Renshaw served as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations; Special Assistant to the Assistant Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; Detailer and Deputy Director, Surface Warfare Officer Assignments in the Bureau of Naval Personnel; and in the Commander, Naval Surface Forces Command staff. He assumed duties as Deputy Commander, US Naval Forces Central Command in June 2019.

Renshaw’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two awards), Navy Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and the Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and other various personal, unit, and service awards.


Updated: 3 September 2019