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MAJOR GENERAL KEVIN B. KENNEDY

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Maj. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy Jr. is the Director of Operations, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He plans, coordinates, integrates and conducts mission command of full-spectrum Department of Defense Information Networks, defensive, offensive, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in order to enable actions in all domains, ensure U.S. and allied freedom of action in through cyberspace and deny the same to our adversaries.

Maj. Gen. Kennedy received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1990. Following graduation, he served in a variety of flying positions including U.S. Air Force Weapons School Instructor, 34th Bomb Squadron Commander, 28th Operations Group Deputy Commander and 28th Bomb Wing Commander at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Additionally, he served as the Vice Commander for the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. His staff experience includes service on the U.S. Air Force headquarters staff, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Maj. Gen. Kennedy is a command pilot with more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1 and T-38, including combat over Afghanistan.

EDUCATION
1990 Bachelor of Science, Astronautical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1993 Master of Science, Systems Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1996 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1997 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2003 Master of Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Master of Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2010 Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2011 National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2013 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, University of Virginia Darden School of Business, Charlottesville
2015 Senior Joint Information Operations Applications Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Cyberspace Operations Executive Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2017 Cybersecurity Course, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1990–September 1991, Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.
2. September 1991–October 1993, Systems Engineer and Executive Officer, Follow-on Early Warning System Program Office, Los Angeles AFB, Calif.
3. October 1993–March 1994, Student Pilot, B-1, Dyess AFB, Texas
4. March 1994–November 1996, culminated as Aircraft Commander, 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
5. November 1996–July 1999, Evaluator Pilot, Chief of Weapons and Tactics, and Flight Commander, 34th Bomb Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
6. July 1999–July 2002, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, and Assistant Director of Operations, B-1 Division, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
7. July 2002–July 2003, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2003–July 2004, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. June 2004–August 2005, Branch Chief, Quadrennial Defense Review Special Projects, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
10. August 2005–July 2007, Joint Force Structure Analyst, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
11. July 2007–April 2010, Chief of Safety, 28th Bomb Wing; Commander, 34th Bomb Squadron; Deputy Commander 28th Operations Group, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
12. April 2010–June 2010, Student, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Norfolk, Va.
13. June 2010–June 2011, National Security Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
14. June 2011–June 2012, Vice Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Southwest Asia
15. July 2012–April 2013, Director, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Strategic Studies Group, Headquarters
U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
16. April 2013–June 2015, Commander, 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, S.D.
17. June 2015–April 2017, Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
18. April 201–September 2018, Principal Director to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
19. September 2018–March 2019, Director, Cyberspace Strategy and Policy, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
20. March 2019–July 2020, Assistant Deputy Chief Information Officer, Digital Transformation and Assistant Chief of Staff for Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
21. July 2020–present, Director of Operations (J3), U. S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2005–July 2007, Joint Force Structure Analyst, Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a major and lieutenant colonel
2. April 2017–September 2018, Principal Director to the Deputy Chief Information Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Computers and Information Infrastructure Capabilities, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Chief Information Officer, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., as a brigadier general
3. July 2020–present, Director of Operations (J3), U. S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md., as a major general

FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,400 hours, including 720 combat hours
Aircraft flown: B-1 and T-38

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant May 30, 1992
Captain May 30, 1994
Major June 1, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 2006
Colonel Aug. 1, 2011
Brigadier General Oct. 2, 2015
Major General Feb. 5, 2019

(Current as of August 2020)

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