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Rear Admiral Ronald H. Henderson, Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Deputy Director for Operations, J3, Joint Staff
Rear Adm. Hendersonís tours at sea include: Light Attack (A7E) pilot with Attack Squadron 93 aboard USS Midway (CV 41), forward deployed to Yokosuka Japan; Strike Operations Officer and Tactical Action Officer aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65); Strike Fighter Pilot (F/A18) and Department Head with Strike Fighter Squadron 25; and Commanding Officer of Strike Fighter Squadron 146.
Rear Adm. Henderson participated in Operations Desert Shield, Southern Watch, and Allied Force, and has completed deployments with Midway, Enterprise, USS Constellation (CV 64), USS Independence (CV 62), and USS Nimitz (CVN 68). He served as the Commanding Officer of USS Juneau (LPD 10), forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan. Most recently, he commanded USS John F Kennedy (CV67) during Operation Enduring Freedom, Extended Overhaul, and workups for JFKís Summer 2004 deployment.
Rear Adm. Hendersonís previous shore tours include: Electronic Warfare and Strike Tactics Instructor at the Light Attack Weapons School, Pacific; A7E Instructor Pilot; F/A18 Instructor Pilot; Requirements Officer for Strike and Precision Guided Weapons at the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C.; and U.S. Navy liaison Officer to the Commandant of the Marine Corpsí Warfighting Laboratory, where he was the Navy planner and staff officer for Exercise Hunter Warrior. His last shore assignment was with Naval Striking and Support Forces, Southern Europe, Naples Italy, serving as Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations.
Rear Adm. Henderson has over 3800 mishap-free flight hours in single seat tactical jet aircraft and over 600 carrier landings.
Rear Adm. Hendersonís decorations include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (two awards), the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), the Air Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), and numerous unit and campaign ribbons.
Updated: 21 March 2005

 

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