SES Greg R. Kendrick
Executive Director, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command
Greg R. Kendrick currently serves as the Executive Director, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace command. Before this billet, he served as the U.S. Cyber Command Deputy Director to the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force (NCIJTF), led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in Chantilly, Virginia. He established and manages the Office of Campaign Coordination within NCIJTF, facilitating whole-of-government initiatives against advanced persistent threats in the cyber domain. Previously with U.S. Cyber Command, Mr. Kendrick served as the Senior Technical Advisor in the J3, Future Operations Deputy Directorate, as an U.S. Air Force civilian, and as contract support to Joint Functional Component Command – Network Warfare, and U.S. Cyber Command.
In May of 1989, Mr. Kendrick was commissioned and began his career with the U.S. Marine Corps as an Artilleryman, earning the additional qualifications of Information Operations, Special Technical Operations, and Joint Qualified Officer throughout his career. Mr. Kendrick served in all three of the U.S. Marine Corps’ active duty Artillery Regiments and Divisions during his Service. Additionally, he served with Battalion Landing Team 3/1, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable); I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters as Aide-de-Camp to the Deputy Commanding General; and II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters in the G3 Force Effects Coordination Center.
Outside of the operating forces, Mr. Kendrick represented the U.S. Marine Corps while serving with the U.S. Navy and the Joint Staff. He was the U.S. Marine Liaison to the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility, Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, & Officer-in-Charge of U.S. Navy Range-Vieques. While an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy, he taught Professional Development Courses in Naval Strategy & Tactics, developed the U.S. Marine Corps Junior Officer Practicum for those midshipmen selected to join the U.S. Marine Corps, and coordinated the midshipmen’s Service or Warfare Community selection upon graduation as the Chief Information Officer.
Mr. Kendrick served his last tour on the Joint Staff, J8 Directorate, serving in a variety of capacities, managing the development of Major Defense Acquisition Programs and coordinating the requirements and documentation through the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System. Mr. Kendrick retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in November 2009.
Mr. Kendrick entered the U.S. Marine Corps from Valparaiso, Indiana. He attended Virginia Military Institute on a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship, graduating “with Distinction” and as a Distinguished Naval ROTC graduate. He received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and completed the Seminar XXI program administered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Kendrick’s operational and combat time include deployments in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM, RESTORE/UPHOLD DEMOCRACY, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI FREEDOM.