Vice Adm. Yancy B. Lindsey is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds Masters degrees from Marine Corps University and the University of San Diego. In addition, he completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Lindsey was commissioned through Aviation Officer Candidate School in October 1986 and designated a Naval Aviator in December 1987.
Lindsey’s sea duty assignments have included Antarctic Development Squadron (VXE) 6, twice with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, and in command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 117. During these tours of duty, he completed three deployments to Antarctica and three deployments to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
Ashore, Lindsey served on the Joint Staff (J6); at Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; with the U.S. European Command staff in Stuttgart, Germany; as chief of staff to Commander, Navy Region Southwest; as executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment; and in command of Naval Base Coronado.
As a flag officer, Lindsey was the 89th commandant of Naval District Washington; Commander, Navy Region Southwest; and Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central. He began serving as the 7th Commander of Navy Installations Command on 29 May 2020.
His decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.