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KEM and ARES Mobility Solutions: Strengthening Cooperation in the Pacific

KEM with our valued and trusted strategic partner, ARES Mobility Solutions under the proven leadership of Shirlene Ostrov, remains focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. We continue to develop and work efforts that align and engage the region to strengthen capabilities, capacity building, and readiness activities between the U.S. government, allies, and partners.  These efforts are poised to address the increasingly complex Asia-Pacific state risks and non-state risks such as humanitarian crises and natural disasters while developing new concepts of operations and next-generation capabilities.

With the nature of the Pacific theater, KEM’s leadership and capabilities supports across all domains: land, air, sea, space, and cyber.

KEM’s mission and core work efforts back the United States Navy’s Asia-Pacific maritime strategy in recognition of the growing Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge while supporting the Department of Defense’s core service missions:

  • Air and Space Superiority
  • Global Strike
  • Rapid Global Mobility
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Command and Control (C2)

 

 

 

(Featured Image Sources: DoD News and Defense.gov)

U.S. and Gulf Partner Nations: #KEM Supports Critical Cooperation in Key Capability Areas

KEM continues to work with our global partners to support the robust relationship built between the U.S. and its Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) partners over the past 35 years.  

160602-N-NU281-236 SUEZ CANAL (June 2, 2016) The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal. Harry S. Truman and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)

Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transits the Suez Canal. Harry S. Truman and its Carrier Strike Group are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin R. Pacheco/Released)

We remain focused on strengthening ties in order to accomplish the following:

  • Meet Security objectives,
  • Build economic diversification & cooperation, and
  • Counter emerging threats.

 

KEM monitors and supports key capability areas to back shared security and defense concerns including the following KEM Domain Areas:

  1. Maritime security,
  2. Cyber security, and
  3. Missile defense.
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(Featured Image: 2016 US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit Image, Source:  Defense.gov)

#KEM at AFA AIR & SPACE EXPO: Asia-Pacific Rebalance with Logistics leaders ARES Mobility Solutions and USAF Air, Space & Cyberspace Integration

The #KEM team was excited to attend The Air Force Association‘s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, September 14-16, 2015 at the National Harbor.

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We were thankful for the opportunity to connect with our friends in Air Force leadership and industry, academia & aerospace partners to work innovative solutions utilizing and growing #KEM core capabilities and domain areas to critical issues and challenges currently facing the U.S. warfighter and the aerospace market.

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ARES Mobility Solutions: Col. Shirlene D. Ostrov (ret.) CEO and President, General Duncan J. McNabb, USAF (ret.), and Michael W. Senior (not pictured) with KEM (Kenneth E. Miller, David J. Carlson & Lauren D. Longwell)

#KEM Capability LOGISTICS – Asia-Pacific Rebalance:  Learning from You’ve Got to Have Friends – Building Pacific Airpower Partnerships with Gen Lori Robinson, Commander Pacific Air Forces (AFA Featured Speaker)

#KEM met up with our valued strategic partner, ARES Mobility Solutions, who is actively supporting the warfighter by strengthening relationships, alliances and logistics’ capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region while delivering strategic, full-spectrum, trusted global mobility solutions to their clients.  #KEM is proud of ARES positive and visionary leadership under Shirlene D. Ostrov (President & CEO) who promotes innovation as her team executes multidisciplinary, integrated, and proven approaches and secure, customized solutions.

#KEM continues to work to support enhanced innovation and integrate our #KEM Domain Areas AIR, SPACE, and CYBERSPACE as Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James remarked in her AFA Keynote.  Check out the core Air Force Space Command mission and Explore Space and Cyberspace capabilities at the United States’ Air Force Video:

 

#KEM looks forward to next year and until then continuing to support the mission of taking care of the warfighter and providing innovative solutions to strike the right balance between readiness, modernization, and affordability.

 

#KEM Congratulates Vice Admiral Jospeh P. Aucoin & Thanks for invite to U.S. 7th Fleet’s Change of Command (Japan)

With great pride, KEM congratulates Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin as he assumes command of the U.S. Seventh Fleet on September 7, 2015.

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With an understanding of the complexities of the Asia-Pacific region, Ken Miller, CEO, KEM and Associates LLC, highlights:

“Vice Admiral Aucoin is a good friend and strategic, high performance leader. He will add tremendous capability for the U.S. Navy while supporting the long term commitment to the Asia-Pacific rebalance. It was a true honor to be invited to Japan for his Change of Command.”Kenneth E. Miller

The selection of U.S. defense leaders for this region, such as Vice Admiral Aucoin is key as DoD focuses on the Asia-Pacific rebalance and its forward presence.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten/RELEASED)

These efforts focus on building relationships, alliances, and modernization of maritime capabilities in order to secure U.S. interests and leadership globally and respond rapidly to maritime crises in the 21st century.

To learn more about the DoD’s three Asia-Pacific region maritime objectives to build greater regional capacity and mitigate risk by:

  • Safeguard the Freedom of the Seas
  • Deter conflict and coercion
  • Promote adherence to international laws and standards

Check out the Asia Pacific Maritime Security Strategy

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#KEM Focuses on Asia-Pacific Rebalance & Congratulates Admiral Harris (USPACOM) & Admiral Swift (USPACFLT)

KEM’s Focuses on Asia-Pacific Rebalance

As Secretary of Defense Ash Carter refers to the Asia-Pacific region as “The Defining region of our Nation’s Future”, KEM and Associates continues to focus on utilizing our capabilities and domain areas in sea, air and space to build networks and opportunities during the Asia-Pacific rebalance.

KEM has worked with clients and associates over the last decade striving to keep peace, enable prosperity, and strengthen partnerships for continued U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

We continue to focus with our proven network of associates on Logistics, Capacity Building & Strategy capability areas supporting U.S. defense priorities and security architecture in this region.

With great pride, KEM congratulates both Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr as he assumes command of the U.S. Pacific Command & Admiral Scott H. Swift as he assumes command of  the U.S. Pacific Fleet on Wednesday, the 27th of May 2015.

 With an understanding of the complexities of the Asia-Pacific region, Ken Miller, CEO, KEM and Associates LLC, shares:

 “I could think of no one better for these commands.  Admiral Harris and Admiral Swift are both well suited for these big jobs and tasks at hand.”  Kenneth E. Miller

Admiral Harris

Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. salutes Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Command from Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, left, during the joint change of command ceremony. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Johans Chavarro)

Admiral Scott

Adm. Scott H. Swift reads his orders as he assumes command of U.S. Pacific Fleet from Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. on Wednesday. (U.S. Navy/MC2 Diana Quinlan)