Commander Kevin Beatley received his commission graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering. He also holds a Master of Science in Ocean Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
Commander Beatley's at-sea assignments include Assistant Engineer, USS Newport News (SSN 750); Engineer, USS Scranton (SSN 756); and Executive Officer, USS Colorado (SSN 788).
Ashore, Commander Beatley served as Operations Officer, Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative at Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT), Norfolk, Virginia; Assistant Special Operations Officer, COMSUBLANT, Norfolk, Virginia; and Submarine Warfare Officer, Commander, Carrier Strike Group TEN.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit and campaign awards.