Kenneth E. Miller
CEO and President
Mr. Miller is a globally recognized Defense and Aerospace Strategist, innovative leader, and trusted advisor for DoD, civilian agencies, federal agencies, and aerospace and defense commercial firms worldwide. Today, he is a sought after presence on the Washington DC Defense consulting arena. He successfully established and runs a recognized global Defense and Aerospace strategic consulting practice. Mr. Miller actively serves key industry giants and related commercial markets with his international network as President of KEM and Associates LLC
Mr. Miller, a native of Columbus, Miss., began his professional career in 1975 as an aerospace engineer with the Naval Air Systems Command. He advanced to weapons systems acquisition management as the Assistant Deputy Program Manager for the H-3 Anti-submarine Helicopter, later serving as the Deputy Program Manager for the E-6A and the Principal Deputy Program Manager for the A-6/EA-6 Weapons Systems. In April 1989, the Navy established the new Program Executive Offices within the acquisition command. Mr. Miller was selected as the first Deputy for Acquisition in the Program Executive Office (Tactical Aircraft Programs). He provided policy and execution advice to the Program Executive Officer on assigned programs.
Mr. Miller was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the second Deputy Program Executive Officer (Tactical Aircraft Programs), providing direction and advice on acquisition-related issues for a variety of aircraft and weapons programs. In 1994, he was selected as the Assistant Commander for Corporate Operations, where his responsibilities included the strategic planning and corporate business functions of the Naval Air Systems Command. His leadership and acquisition management duties continued with assignments, such as the Chief Information Officer and the Principal Assistant for Acquisition, Programming and Budgeting for the Director of Air Warfare within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Mr. Miller was later selected as the Assistant Deputy, Chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Requirements and Programs, where he defined and developed a variety of warfare requirements for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Miller’s final government service position was Special Assistant for Acquisition, Governance and Transparency to the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. He assisted in the direction, guidance and supervision of Air Force programs for research, development and acquisition of systems, supplies and services. This included the formulation of acquisition and contracting policies and the management oversight of specific acquisition programs.
Mr. Miller is now a consultant and President of KEM and Associates LLC. He is a frequent speaker at government, industry and national forums.