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Capt. Kelvin B. McGhee

Chief of Staff, Naval Information Warfighting Development Center

17 February 2021
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Capt. Kelvin B. McGhee
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Capt. Kelvin B. McGhee
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VIRIN: 210205-N-N0798-0002
CAPT McGhee is a native from Oxford, North Carolina.  After graduating from J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, he enlisted in the United States Navy in August 1985 and reported to Recruit Training Command, San Diego, California.  After completion of recruit training, he attended Radioman ‘A’ School graduating with honors, resulting in accelerated advancement to Third Class Petty Officer.  His further enlisted assignments include COMSEVENTHFLT serving aboard the flagship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC-19); Naval Communications Area Master Station Atlantic; USS SAN JACINTO (CG 56) and selected to Chief Petty Officer while on board in 1997.  His enlisted career ended at CINCLANTFLT and earned his commission in March 2000 under the Limited Duty Officer program.
 
His assignments since commissioning include USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55) where he was the Electronics Material Officer (EMO) while simultaneously serving as Communications Officer and Automated Data Processing Officer.  During this tour, he earned his Officer of the Deck (Underway), Command Duty Officer, and Surface Warfare Qualification.  In July 2003, he reported to COMAFLOATRAGRU WESTERN PACIFIC in Yokosuka, Japan, where he was the Operations/Training Liaison Officer.   In 2006, CAPT McGhee was the Executive Officer to the Commander of Joint Transformation Command- Intelligence and Officer-In-Charge of the Consolidated Intelligence Communications Center (CICC) at USJFCOM Joint Transformation Command for Intelligence in Norfolk, Virginia. During this tour, he earned the 2007 Joint Junior Officer of the Year award.  In 2009, CAPT McGhee was the Combat Systems Information Officer (CSIO) onboard USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (CVN 77).  During this tour, he earned the FY11 Navy and Marine Corps Association O-4 Leadership Award by COMNAVAIRPAC and FY11 COPERNICUS award.  In 2012, McGhee then served as Deputy Branch Head of Security at North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia.  In 2015, CAPT McGhee then served as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff C4I at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, Manama Bahrain.  In 2016, CAPT McGhee assumed command of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station San Diego. In 2017, re-designated as an Information Professional (IP) Officer. In 2018, C10F then assigned CAPT McGhee as Interim Commanding Officer of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station SICILY. In 2018, CAPT McGhee served as Executive Assistant to the Commander, NAVIFOR.
 
CAPT McGhee earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from Strayer University. He also earned Master of Science Degree in Information Technology Management from Trident University. He is a 2020 graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College, and a Joint Qualified Officer.
 
CAPT McGhee’s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (5), and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5) and various other unit and campaign awards.
 

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