President and CEO
Kevin J. Kennedy joined the Warriors4Wireless team in mid-February, 2017 and was appointed by the W4W Board as the President and CEO in August, 2017. W4W has placed over 1,000 veterans across its existence. Kevin is focused upon shaping W4W into a self-sustaining organization so it can continue its valuable service to veterans and the wireless industry. He is also focused upon W4W earning a 4-star (top rating) ranking from Charity Navigator by 2019.
Prior to his time at W4W Kevin served for six years at Textron Systems with 3 of the 6 years as the Vice President for International Business and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. In these duties he worked with all Textron businesses to address the needs of key customers in the United States and overseas.
Before joining Textron, Kevin served in the US Air Force for 32 years. He accumulated over 3,600 hours of operational flying including 145 hours of combat flight. He worked extensively in the wired/wireless world which the military calls Command and Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR). During his C4ISR related tours he collected, prioritized and sought funding for Air Force wide C4ISR requirements including those associated with regional operations centers and the expansion of remotely-piloted aircraft operations. Kevin also served as the senior in-country AF officer and advisor to the Commander of U.S. (and NATO) forces in Afghanistan in the 2007 and 2008 timeframe. Kevin retired as a Major General.
Kevin has earned a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University; a Master’s degree in National Security from the U.S. Naval War College and completed a one year National Security Fellowship program at Harvard University.