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Kenneth Arlinghaus is currently an active duty Commander in the United States Navy and is the Head of the Nutrition Management Department, Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida.
Commander Arlinghaus enlisted in the Air Force Reserve in 1991. He attended Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio and attended Medical Service Specialist training at Sheppard Air Force Base, Wichita Falls, Texas. He served as a medic with the 35th Aero-medical Patient Staging Squadron, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, until June 1993. In July, 1993, he was selected to the Navy Health Scholar Collegiate Program and graduated from Purdue University in 1995. After being commissioned, he was stationed at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. There he served as the division officer for clinical nutrition. In January 1999 he reported to Naval Hospital 29 Palms, California, where he was assigned as Department Head of Nutrition Management. In 2001 he was selected for out service training and attended Michigan State University. Graduating in 2003, he transferred to US Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay as the Department Head of Nutrition Management and the Joint Task Force Nutritionist, Joint Task Force Guantanamo. In 2005, Lieutenant Commander Arlinghaus took over as Director for Administration until his transfer in 2007. He then reported to Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, California, as Head of the Combined Food Operations Department. He reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville in 2010.
MS Foodservice Management, Michigan State University, 2003
BS Dietetics, Purdue University, 1995
AS Foodservice and Lodging Supervision, Purdue University. 1993