A nomination for promotion of Captain Kenneth W. Epps to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half) was received in the Senate and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
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Captain Kenneth W. Epps
Capt. Epps is currently serving as Assistant Professor, Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
Capt. Epps is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was the recipient of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Award for Excellence. He is a distinguished graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and completed the Executive Program in Strategy and Organization at Stanford University.
Previous shore and staff assignments include assistant commander for Operations and Warfare Engagement, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP), Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; commanding officer, NAVSUP FLC Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; chief, Strategy and Readiness Division, Joint Staff (J4); assistant commander for Financial Management and Comptroller, NAVSUP, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; director, Materiel Budgets, Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; action officer, Defense Logistics Agency (J-33); readiness analyst and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) development assistant, OPNAV (N80), Washington, D.C.; aide and flag lieutenant to the Commander, NAVSUP and Chief of Supply Corps, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; and instructor and educational counselor, Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, Georgia.
He served afloat tours on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
His personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal and various campaign and unit awards. He is a Joint Qualified Officer and member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.