KEM Celebrates 10 Years – A Letter from our CEO – #KEM10

2018 represents a significant milestone for the KEM team – we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It offers a unique opportunity to reflect on this past decade and look toward the future and what is yet to come.

In a Letter from the President below, KEM CEO Ken Miller delivers a message of appreciation to members of the military as well as our strategic partners as the team moves forward. Thank you to all of our supporters, both local and across the world.

#WeAreKEM #KEM10 #TrustedAndProven

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Join Ken Miller – MSU Black Pioneer – Donate Now to Support the Next Generation of MSU Black Leaders

Please join the Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC) in this worthwhile effort and provide your support by CLICKING HERE to make a contribution to the BAAC endowed scholarship. 

I am sure you have a story about the first time you set foot on your college campus.

For me, it was in June 1969, as a new freshman, I first set foot on the Mississippi State University (MSU) campus.  I was only 15.  I was the first member of my family to attend college, and I had my sights set on completing the Aerospace Engineering program and serving my nation. Equally important was the fact that I was part of the first group of African Americans admitted to MSU. I became the second African American to graduate in Aerospace Engineering.   Nearly 50 years later, I am considered to be a black pioneer of MSU.

My time at MSU has had a huge impact on my life.  The excellence of my courses, my professors, and the friendships formed in the Bagley College of Engineering  established the solid foundation upon which my success during  30+ years serving the Departments of the Navy and the Air Force and in my current role leading a global Aerospace and Defense Advisory firm is based.  Just as we all have stories about our first experiences on campus, I am sure you have stories about the tremendous impact your University had upon your life, as well.

Today as an active and humble member of the MSU Black Alumni Advisory Council (BAAC), Head of the Scholarship Committee of the BAAC and a proud member of the Bagley Aerospace Engineering Department Board of Advisors, I, and all members of the BAAC, are striving to pay this foundational debt forward. 

To that end, the BAAC is establishing an ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP to assist full-time entering African-American students who demonstrate financial need and leadership ability – with preference given to first generation university students.

Please join the BAAC to provide your support by CLICKING HERE to make a contribution to the BAAC endowed scholarship. 

Our story at MSU is continuing with this new chapter in which we can make a difference and give the next generation of black leaders at MSU a hand up for success.

Thank you. #HailState,

Ken Miller

(Images: msstate.edu)

Join #KEM in Helping the Victims of the Hurricanes: Donate Now to American Red Cross

Recovery is a joint effort!  

Join #KEM in helping to support the massive relief efforts needed by all the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by aiding the efforts of the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross is providing shelter, supplies and volunteer labor to ease the suffering of hurricane victims.

You can help. To give to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria relief now,

click here.

First responders with U.S. military units, state National Guard and other federal agencies are responding urgently to the needs of all those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey Recovery: A Joint Effort

Recovery is a joint effort! First responders helping victims of the epic flooding from Hurricane #Harvey are joined by military units and other federal agencies from around the country. Here's a look at the impact they're making. READ MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xRAjh

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Related Links:

KEM and Associates: Corporate Citizenship

National Hurricane Center

National Preparedness Special Report

 

Photo and Video Source: Defense.gov

Join #KEM to Support our Service Men, Women, Veterans & their Families Around the World this Holiday Season

A sailor dressed as Santa Claus gives the signal to launch a T-45C Goshawk from on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, Dec. 10, 2016.

#KEM is grateful to come together this holiday season to support the warfighter and their families.  In the true holiday spirit of giving, please join #KEM in supporting our active troops, veterans and their families with amazing organizations such as these: DAV, Armed Services YMCA & USO

 

KEM VALUE:  CHARITABLE AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

DAV

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country.  Dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.  Join #KEM, Donate to DAV Here Now

 

 

Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA is a top-rated military nonprofit designed to make military life easier.  Provide hands-on, specialized programs to military and their families.  Join #KEM, Donate to Armed Services YMCA Here Now

USO   

Christmas Decorations Border with Text Happy HolidaysUSO

Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  USO has an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and hundreds of entertainment events each year.  Join #KEM, Donate to USO Here Now

Do you know @KEMllc? Stay Connected All Year Long by following us HERE.

 

Santa’s Signal & Remembrance Wreaths Photo(s) Source: defense.gov

Join #KEM & Gary Sinise Foundation this 4th of July to Support our Warfighters, Veterans & their Families

#KEM is grateful to support the Gary Sinise Foundation this #4thofJuly to honor our warfighters, veterans, and their families.  As we head into this 4th of July Weekend, THANK YOU to all our Armed Services, Veterans & their families who do so much everyday to defend our nation and our freedom!

KEM VALUE:  CHARITABLE AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Please join #KEM in supporting our armed services, veterans, and their families by supporting the @GarySiniseFoundation which serves our Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.  

Flag and fireworks-American fourth of July

A happy and safe 4th of July 2016 to you and your family from the KEM Team!  

DID YOU KNOW THAT? Interesting Fourth of July Facts  

  • Unofficially, the United States’ Independence Day is July 2 — when the Second Continental Congress made the unanimous decision to break from England. However, the actual Declaration of Independence wasn’t approved and adopted until July 4, when the Liberty Bell was rung in Philadelphia. The document also didn’t become official until Aug. 2, 1776, when most congressional delegates finally signed it.
  • It’s often thought that July 4 kicked off the fight for independence, but the Revolutionary War actually began more than a year before that on April 19, 1775, when the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. That was one day after the legendary ride of Paul Revere.
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson — both signers of the Declaration of Independence who later became president — died on July 4, 1826, within hours of each other.
  • On July 4, 1776, there were an estimated 2.5 million people living in America. On July 4, 2014, there were about 318.4 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • Census Bureau stats also show that $203.6 million worth of fireworks — a huge part of Independence Day celebrations — were imported to the U.S. from China in 2013. That same year, $4 million worth of American flags were imported; $3.9 million of them came from China.

(SOURCE: http://www.dodlive.mil/ and Defense.gov)

#KEM Proud to Sponsor Mississippi State University #BAW16 VIP Reception

#KEM is honored to sponsor the Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend VIP Reception and celebrate 50 years of inclusion at the Mill Conference Center in Starkville, Mississippi on Saturday March 5th, 2016.  

MSU VIP Invite

Our founder and CEO, Ken Miller, is grateful for all the opportunities his efforts in the esteemed Aerospace Engineering Program at the Mississippi State University has afforded him as he served over 35 years in the U.S. Government and now runs our recognized global Defense and Aerospace consulting practice.

In commemoration of 50th anniversary of Dr. Richard E. Holmes becoming the first African American student to enroll at Mississippi State University the Black Alumni Weekend (#BAW16) planning committee, in conjunction with the MSU National Alumni Association, held the official 2016 Mississippi State University Black Alumni Weekend on March 3rd to 6th, 2016.

Thank you to the #BAW16 planning committee for including #KEM in this successful and meaningful gala!

 

Join #KEM in the Holiday Spirit of Giving: DAV, Armed Services YMCA & USO

In the True Holiday Spirit of Giving, Please Join KEM in Supporting our Active Troops, our Veterans and their Families with these Dynamic Charities.Christmas Decorations Border with Text Happy Holidays

KEM VALUE:  CHARITABLE AND TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

 

DAV

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country.  Dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.

 

 

 

Armed Services YMCA

  Armed Services YMCA

Armed Services YMCA is a top-rated military nonprofit designed to make military life easier.  Provide hands-on, specialized programs to military and their families.

 

USO   

Christmas Decorations Border with Text Happy HolidaysUSO

Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  USO has an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and hundreds of entertainment events each year.