Commander Combat Logistics Group Two
Rear Admiral Edward K. Kristensen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
A. Kristensen of Frankfort, Ind. He graduated from the United
States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree and was
commissioned 9 June 1965.
Rear Adm. Kristensen has served at sea in USS Norfolk (DL 1), USS
Wilkinson (DL 5), USS England (CG 22), and has commanded USS
Waddell (DDG 24) and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). He has also
served on the staff of Destroyer Squadron Twenty-four and as the
Assistant Operations for Commander Seventh Fleet.
Shore assignments have included the Bureau of Naval Personnel,
the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Deputy Commandant of
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy, and Commander United States
Naval Forces Marianas.
Rear Adm. Kristensen received a Master of Science degree in
Computer Systems Technology from the Navy Post Graduate School in
Monterey, Ca., and also graduated from the National Defense
University at Fort Leslie J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
Rear Adm. Kristensen's awards include the 1983 James Bond
Stockdale Award for outstanding leadership, the Defense Superior
Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal
(with two gold stars in lieu of the second and third awards), the
Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy-Marine Corps Expeditionary
Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and various unit
and campaign ribbons.
Rear Adm. Kristensen is married to the former Suzanne C. "Sam" Samsel of Washington, D.C. They have one son, Erik, who is currently serving is USS Chandler (DDG 996).