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#KEM10 June Highlight | Major General William Catto, USMC (Ret.)

2018 is a momentous time for the KEM team. We are proud to celebrate and acknowledge the 10 year anniversary of our company founding. As part of reflecting on what we have achieved thus far, we are highlighting our valued Strategic Partners whose proven performance contributes to our overall success in supporting the warfighter.

June features Major General William Catto, USMC (Ret.) – A results driven leader with over 25 years of senior management experience leading multifunctional, technical and acquisition organizations in both the Defense industry and the U.S. Marine Corps. Proven expertise in program management, profit and loss and international business development.

Major General Catto’s expertise is invaluable and will enable us to thrive as we look to the future. As our team moves forward, we will continue to value this partnership and the privilege to have him as part of the extended team. KEM CEO Ken Miller shares his own personal words in praise of Major General Catto:

The KEM team is honored to have General Bill ‘Catman’ Catto – as a Strategic Partner, he brings broad experience in DoD acquisition, international military sales and USMC requirements. Moreover, a good person to work with!” – Ken Miller, CEO KEM and Associates

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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KEM Supports Strategic Partner NADIC at 2018 Syttende Mai Gala

As KEM approaches its 10 year company anniversary, we continue to value and support our Strategic Partners that contribute greatly to our growth and success.

On May 17, 2018, NACCMA (The Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce Mid-Atlantic Chapter) held the Syttende Mai Gala, a special event celebrating the signing of the Norwegian Constitution at Capitol View at 400 in Washington, D.C.

Pictured: NADIC’s Vidar Skjelstad and KEM’s Ken Miller (Photo: NACCMA / Kristina Klakegg)

KEM’s Ken Miller attended the Mai Gala in direct support of Strategic Partner, Vidar Skjelstad, President of both Kongsberg Defense Sysytems and NADIC. It was a honor and privilege to be present alongside Vidar and we value this opportunity to further strengthen NorAm relations now and toward the future.

In attending, KEM stands proudly with both Vidar and NADIC in celebrating Norway. We express appreciation to NACCMA, their sponsors and partners for executing this event, recognizing Norway’s significant achievements and impactful relationship with the United States.

2018 Syttende Mai Gala – Capitol View at 400 (Photo: NACCMA / Kristina Klakegg)

Ken Miller, CEO of #KEM, Presents at 2018 Zodiac Aerospace Defense Seminar

As a team, KEM has been proud to attend the Zodiac Aerospace Defense Seminar in the past. This year, it was held at the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C. over the span of two days, May 8th and 9th.

Ken Miller, CEO of KEM, was chosen as a speaker at 2018’s Seminar, presenting on Best Practices for Approaching Primes for System Sales and Partnerships to the U.S. and French executive teams of both Zodiac Aerospace and Safran

  • Zodiac Aerospace is a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft, as well as helicopters and space applications.” – zodiacaerospace.com
  • Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities.” – safran-group.com

It was a unique opportunity to discuss relevant Defense trends both as they stand today and looking toward the near future, to an esteemed audience of Defense industry leaders. KEM appreciates this chance to offer expertise and insight as a speaker and looks forward to attending in future years.

Ken Miller, CEO of KEM, speaking at the 2018 Zodiac Aerospace Defense Seminar

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KEM Excited to Participate in 9th Annual McAleese/Credit Suisse Conference

KEM is once again excited to participate in the McAleese/Credit Suisse 2018 Defense Programs Conference today, Tuesday, 6 March 2018, at The Sphinx Club 1315 K St. NW, Washington, DC.

KEM always appreciates how this conference presents a unique opportunity to directly engage with senior leaders regarding the complexities, challenges, and near and long term capability opportunities impacting the warfighter.

McAleese once again features a distinguished line-up of noteworthy speakers and specialists including senior officials from the military and Capitol Hill creating one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate, network and continue to forge relationships with industry leaders:

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#KEM Supports Giving Tuesday – Join Us to Help our Military, Veterans and their Families

Join #KEM in the #GivingTuesday movement.  Support our U.S. military community by considering a donation to one of these inspiring charitable organizations:

DAV

 Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

This Giving Tuesday, friends of DAV will match your gift. Donate now!  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   

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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.

 

Giving Tuesday – November 28, 2017 –  is a 24 hour period devoted to charitable giving during this Thanksgiving season of gratitude.

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)

KEM is a Proud New AUSA Member & Attends 2017 Annual Meeting Reception at The Ambassador of Norway Residence

KEM is a proud new member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and continued affiliate of The Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council (NADIC).  We were honored to attend the esteemed Ambassador of Norway’s reception in honor of the AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Washington D.C.

Thank you Ambassador Kåre R. Aas for your gracious hospitality and continued commitment to strength through cooperation between the Norwegian-American Aerospace and Defense communities in order to keep pace with the shifting global security landscape.

The 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition’s theme, “Building Readiness: America’s Army from the Great War to Multi-Domain Battle” was prevalent throughout the event.  The AUSA’s meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America, conducted over three days to deliver critical presentations on the state of the Army, pertinent military and national security subjects, and networking events highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations and supporting industry products and services.

For a full view of the schedule, click here: 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting 9 -11 Oct

#KEM Team Attends AFA Air Space & Cyber Convention 2017: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon

#KEM Team Attends #ASC17: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon. The nation’s premier event for defense and aerospace professionals from across the globe.

The #KEM team was excited to attend the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Convention, September 18 – 20, 2017, in the National Harbor, Maryland.

Our team had a successful week engaging with senior Air Force leadership and connecting with our strategic partners and clients in industry and government while engaging in meetings, discussions, and sessions focused on the latest strategies for technical and tactical advantage, international partnerships and alliances, and reformed business practices critical for strong U.S. defense and national security.  

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.

#KEM continues to work supporting our nation’s competitive edge through our #KEM Domain Areas in Missile Defense, Cyber, C4ISR, and Space in a continued response to Secretary of Defense James Mattis’   key note address reminder of America’s two fundamental sources of power, “inspiration and intimidation”.