Kevin completed a distinguished 25-year U.S. Air Force career in 2016. During his service he held commands both in the U.S. and contingency locations, served on Air Combat Command staff developing plans and programs and as Commander of Air Force Forces in Air Forces Central. He had key leadership assignments in the first operational F-22 squadrons and commanded the largest Operations Group and Wing in ACC, leading both formal training and operational F-15E mission execution. Kevin totaled over 800 hours in the F-22A and more than 3000 hours in the F-15E during operational, test, and formal training unit assignments. Additionally, he completed Senior Developmental
Education as a Fellow for the Secretary of Defense Corporate program, assigned to F-35 Joint Strike Fighter engine team at Pratt and Whitney Military Engines.
Kevin was commissioned into the Air Force through the ROTC program following graduation from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelors and master's in aerospace engineering. He also holds a Masters of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Kevin attended the Executive MBA program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Additional senior officer courses attended include the U.S. Air Force Wing Commanders Course, NATO Senior Officer Policy Course, NATO School Oberammergau, Germany, and the Aircraft Accident Safety Investigation Board President Course.
Prior to joining Red 6 Kevin has served in various business development and program management roles, to include; Vice President, Operations and Business Development, Top Aces Corp.; Executive Director, U.S. Air Force Programs, Aerojet Rocketdyne; Director F135 Sustainment, Pratt and Whitney Military Engines; Director Aeronautics Division, Operational Support Group, and Senior Associate, Advanced Consulting and Programatics. He also served on the precision strike weapons group for the National Defense Industrial Association.
14 November 2023 | 11:05 - 11:20 | Boeing & Red 6 Teaming to Advance Fighter Pilot Training with Augmented Reality
This keynote session featuring Boeing and Red 6, a revolutionary air combat training systems company, will delve into the advantages of startup-OEM partnerships, highlighting the theme of speed and the value of working with startups. Learn from partnership experiences, addressing complex industry challenges in fighter pilot training and advanced tactical aircraft capabilities, showcasing how collaboration not only accelerates progress but also enriches the understanding of the aerospace landscape and customer needs.
16 November 2023 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Panel : Bridging Digital Solutions Through Small Business Partnerships
This panel will delve into the synergy of OEM partnerships with startups in the digital solutions space, uniting OEM resources with startup agility. Attendees will hear from leaders of various digitally focused companies on the vital role of digital solutions for competitiveness. The discussion will emphasize how these solutions reshape business through customer-driven innovation and emerging technologies.