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Jerry Kindle, Chief Executive Officer

Jerry Kindle retired from the Navy after serving 31 years. His last tour was as the Command Master Chief of Naval Air Station, Pensacola.

Born in Gainesville, FL, and enlisted on active duty on September 6, 1978.

His sea duty included tours onboard USS KITTIWAKE (ASR 13), USS PIEDMONT (AD 17), USS SIMON LAKE (AS-33), USS YELLOWSTONE (AD 41), USS EISENHOWER (CVN 69), USS GRASP (ARS 51), USS TRENTON (LPD 14), and USS MESA VERDE (LPD 19).

His shore tours include the Navy Brig at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville; Mobile Inshore and Undersea Warfare Unit 207, Jacksonville; Naval Computers and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Norfolk; Fleet Technical Support Center, Norfolk; and NAS Pensacola.

He earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education specializing in curriculum development, and a Masters of Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management.

Jerry has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in addition to other campaign and unit awards.

While serving as the Command Master Chief of the Pre-commissioning crew of the USS MESA VERDE, the ship received all of the Navy's flagship awards for Outstanding Community service: Project good neighbor, environmental stewardship, health, safety, fitness, campaign drug free, and the Navy's Golden Anchor Award for retention.

The proud father of six children all grown and grandfather of nine.

Navy league, member of the Destin Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee, member of Pensacola chamber’s Program and events committee, and Downtown Pensacola On the Board of governors for the Pensacola chapter of the Rotary club..

Contact Jerry at: Jerry.Kindle@redcross.org.