CAPT Kevin McGowan became the 31st Director of the Naval Command College in 2016. He is a career Naval Aviator with nearly 3000 flight hours over 27 years. He commanded Patrol Squadron TEN in Brunswick Maine from 2007 to 2009, deploying to the Pacific (Japan, Philippines and over 30 operational/exercise detachments). For Major Command Ashore he commanded Officer Training Command Newport - the largest officer onboarding program in the Navy (3200 officer/year - two-thirds of ALL officers). His sub-specialties include Leader Development, Human Capital, Campaign Planning/Strategy, and Strategic Communication.