Rear Admiral (LH) Ahmet KENDİR was born in 1963. He graduated from Turkish Naval Academy in 1986 as an ensign.
Rear Admiral (LH) Ahmet KENDİR served as branch officer on board “TCG SULTANHİSAR” between 1986 and 1989. He also served as operation and navigation officer on board the surface assets namely “TCG KOÇHİSAR”, “TCG BNB. S. GÜRCAN”, “TCG KOCATEPE”, “TCG NUSRET” and “TCG GEMLİK” between 1989 and 1995. The other tasks assumed by Rear Admiral (LH) Ahmet KENDİR are as follows:
1995-1998 Commanding Officer of “TCG ÇINAR”,
1998-2001 Group Commander of Patrol Ships,
2001-2003 Commander of BAFA VLF Station,
2003-2005 System Development Branch Officer at Personnel Directorate of Naval Forces Command HQs,
2005-2006 Training and Education Coordination Officer at Personnel Directorate of Naval Forces Command HQs,
2006-2009 Chief of Personnel Central Department at Personnel Directorate of Coast Guard Command HQs,
2009-2013 Head of Personnel Department at Personnel Directorate of Coast Guard Command HQs,
2013-2016 Director of Personnel at Coast Guard Command HQs,
2016-2018 Deputy Commandant of the Turkish Coast Guard,
Rear Admiral (LH) Ahmet KENDİR has been assigned as the commandant of Turkish Coast Guard by presidential decree dated 12 August 2018 and no:2018/104 and he has been promoted as of 30 August 2018 to the rank of Rear Admiral (LH) by presidential decree no:2018/103. Rear Admiral (LH) Ahmet KENDİR is married to Mrs. Aynur KENDİR and has two children. He speaks English.