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Rear Admiral (Select) Kevin M. McCoy:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, N.H.
A native of Long Island, N.Y., Rear Adm. (Sel.) McCoy joined the Navy in 1977 under the Nuclear Propulsion Officer Candidate Program. In May 1978, he graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
In September 1978, he began his career at Naval Reactors Headquarters as a nuclear valve engineer and completed seven months of instruction at the Bettis Reactor Engineering School in Pittsburgh, Penn. In October 1982, he attended the Submarine Officer's Basic Course in New London, Conn., and reported to USS Daniel Webster (SSBN 626) in January 1983 as part of the Engineering Duty Officer Dolphin Program.
In August 1983, Rear Adm. (Sel.) McCoy reported to Mare Island Naval Shipyard and served as both a Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Ship Superintendent, Shipyard Docking Officer, and completed submarine qualification. From June 1986 through June 1989, he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an engineer's degree (post masterís) in Naval Engineering.
Rear Adm. (Sel.) McCoy served at Charleston Naval Shipyard from July 1989 through May 1994. His assignments included Nuclear Repair Officer, Planning and Estimating Superintendent, Business Operations Officer, Senior Project Superintendent, and Operations Officer. While at Charleston Naval Shipyard, he attended the Executive MBA Program at Emory University and earned a master's degree in Business Administration in May 1994.
In June 1994, he relieved as Repair Officer on USS L.Y. Spear (AS 36). He completed Surface Warfare qualification in June 1995 and in July 1996 he reported for duty as Officer-in-Charge of the Navy Maintenance Support Office in Norfolk, Va. There, he was Program Manager for the Advanced Industrial Management Program supporting the Shipyard and NADEP communities. In March 1997, he received the Claud A. Jones Award from the American Society of Naval Engineers as "Fleet Engineer of the Year." In July 1998, he reported to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where he served as Business Officer and Operations Officer until June 2001. On October 5, 2001, he became the 81st Commander of Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. In March 2004, he was selected for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower Half).
Rear Adm. (Sel.) McCoy is entitled to wear the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two Gold Stars, the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle Efficiency "E", Humanitarian Service Medal, and other awards.
Effective: 22 April 2004


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