Military Bios

Rear Admiral Kenneth William Deutsch:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Seventh Fleet Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Fifth Fleet Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific
Rear Admiral Kenneth William Deutsch is a native of Burlington, Ill. He attended Illinois State University, graduating in June 1978, and received his commission in August 1978 through the Aviation Reserve Officer Candidate (AVROC) Program. In July 1979 he was designated a Naval Flight Officer.
In February of 1980, Rear Adm. Deutsch joined Patrol Squadron Sixteen and completed deployments to Sigonella, Sicily; Bermuda/Cubi Point, Republic of the Philippines; and Rota, Spain/Lajes, Azores. In July 1983 he reported to Patrol Squadron Thirty, the Fleet Replacement Squadron, where he served as Communications Officer, Tactical Training Team (TTT) Instructor, and NFO Training Officer.
In July 1986, Rear Adm. Deutsch reported to Commander, Battle Force Seventh Fleet/Commander, Carrier Group Five, homeported in Cubi Pt, Republic of the Philippines, where he served as Flag Secretary and Flag Lieutenant. While on board the staff, he qualified as Flag Tactical Action Officer and served on several flagships, including USS Midway (CV 41) and USS Ranger (CV 61). In September 1987 the Carrier Group Five staff became the first Joint Task Force Middle East staff, and he served as Flag Lieutenant for the Commander, completing a six month deployment to the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean on board USS Long Beach (CGN 9) and USS Iowa (BB 61) during the Iran/Iraq War and Operation Earnest Will.
Following his tour in the Philippines, he was assigned in August 1988 to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C. where he served as the VP Shore and then Sea Detailer in the Aviation Assignment Branch.
In November 1990, Rear Adm. Deutsch joined Patrol Squadron Five where he served as Assistant Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Officer, completing a Rota/Lajes deployment. Upon completion of this tour in February 1992, he reported to Patrol Wing Eleven where he served as Operations Officer until January, 1994.
In April 1994, Rear Adm. Deutsch reported to Patrol Squadron Twenty-Four as the Executive Officer, completing a deployment to Keflavik, Iceland, prior to the squadron’s decommissioning in May 1995. He then reported to Patrol Squadron Forty-Five where he served as Executive Officer and Commanding Officer, deploying to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico and Sigonella, Sicily.
In June 1997 he reported to the Commander of Task Force Sixty Seven, homeported in Naples, Italy, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations.
Rear Adm. Deutsch assumed command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Five, homeported in Brunswick Maine, in May 1999. As Commodore, he directed the training and operations of four Patrol and Reconnaissance squadrons until his Change of Command in October, 2000. He reported to The Joint Chiefs of Staff in October 2000 where he served as the Chief, Communications and Computer Networks Division, J6T, in the C4 Systems Directorate, J6.
Following his selection for promotion to Rear Admiral (lower half), he reported to the OPNAV staff in October 2002 where he served as the Deputy for Resources and Requirements in the Space, Information Warfare, Command and Control Division, CNO N61.
In October 2003 Rear Adm. Deutsch assumed the duties of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Seventh Fleet, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force Fifth Fleet, and Commander, Fleet Air Western Pacific, homeported in Misawa, Japan.
Updated: 20 October 2003


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