A native of Jamaica, West Indies and raised in N.Y., Kirk Hibbert is a retired Naval Aviator and Captain. His parents migrated to the United States to provide a greater opportunity both in education and professionally. Kirk took advantage of both as he attended Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Aeronautics and was commissioned through Vanderbilt University’s NROTC. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Post Graduate School, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. Kirk was selected to serve as a Federal Executive Fellow and attended Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge MA.
Captain Hibbert’s distinguished naval career took him to many places where he served with honor. His operational assignments were notable and served as the hallmark of his 30-year career, from his deployments with HM-14 to the Arabian Gulf to serving aboard the USS Shreveport, where he deployed to the Mediterranean and Black Sea to serving as the Detachment One Officer-in-Charge while deployed to Manama, Bahrain in support of Commander US Navy Central Command.
Ashore Kirk had many notable tours including serving as a flight instructor with the Sea Dragon’s of HM-12, lead his team as a Joint Service Officer, served as a Commanding Officer of the Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapon Systems Training School, he served overseas as Commanding Officer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and served at the Department of State as the principal advisor between the Department of State, Department of Defense, interagency partners, allies and partner nations regarding maritime operations, and policy initiatives.
Captain Kirk Hibbert has earned various personal, unit, service and campaign awards.