LT Derik "Tum Tum" Kinkaid
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Lieutenant (LT) Derik Kincaid is a native of Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from The University of Missouri, and a Master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, also from The University of Missouri.
In 2019 LT Kincaid earned a Direct Commission into the Medical Service Corps and subsequently reported to Officer Development School (ODS) in Newport, RI. Following ODS, he continued his training at the Naval Aviation Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL where he completed Aeromedical Officer Training and Aviation Pre-Flight indoctrination. In June of 2020 he earned his Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiologist (NAOP) Wings as NAOP #367.
Upon graduation, LT Kincaid reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida where he completed his first tour at the Aviation Survival Training Center (ASTC). While at the ASTC he served as the Training and Operations Division Officer, supporting 5,200 aircrew annually. He will begin his first fleet tour in at MAG 29 beginning in May 2022.