What We Do – KEM is a global team creating trusted and innovative solutions helping to keep the warfighter safe. We are a strategy and innovation leader specializing in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry specializing globally in the following domain areas: Missile Defense, Cybersecurity, Aviation Manned and Unmanned, C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Shipbuilding, and Space.KEM Trifold 2017ff_back
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.
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,
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
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”.
Join #KEM to take a moment remembering all the fallen and the strength and unity that followed 16 years ago today on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
World Trade Center: American Airlines Flight 11 struck the northern tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. United Flight 175 struck the southern tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. – About 2,570 people died in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, including 400 emergency responders.
Pentagon: At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon – A total of 184 passengers and Department of Defense personnel were killed.
Shanksville, Pennsylvania: United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field at 10:03 a.m. – The 44 passengers of this flight were killed.
#NeverForget #PatriotDay #FreedomisNotFree
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,
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.
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
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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)
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As the KEM team approaches its 3rd year being active in the social media community, we would like to thank you for engaging with us in our online journey.
Recently, our Facebook page has surpassed 2,000 likes, a milestone for which we want to express our appreciation to all of you that read our content, as well as our blogs that we maintain across our social media. We will continue to document our journey as a team and we value our virtual supporters both locally and across the world!
KEM also wants to recognize a key member of our communication’s team, Will Vith. We thank Will for his hard work and creative spirit in our digital space helping KEM share our story and execute our mission.
KEM and Associates congratulates Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture for the New Shepard reusable launch system Team’s success in winning The National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy.
The award is “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”
KEM executive team members, Ken Miller and Denise Holmes, were commending Mr. Bezos and team at the Robert J. Collier Trophy Dinner honoring the Blue Origin New Shepard on June 16, 2017 at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, in Arlington, Virginia.Collier Trophy 2016
On this Flag Day, KEM celebrates the history of the Stars and Stripes by remembering all it represents:
As KEM executes our mission to support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions, we pay our respects to all the fallen that have had their caskets covered by our country’s flag as they come home from war, and we remember the oath our flag represents sworn by Americans to uphold the constitution.
This We'll Defend.
Posted by U.S. Army on Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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