Lt Col Kaitlin W. Kenny

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Lieutenant Colonel Kaitlin W. Kenny is the Director, Cyber Professional Continuing Education (PCE) within the School of Strategic Force Studies.  Cyber PCE provides lifetime education to the Cyber Operations and Warfighter Communications communities, to include award of the Master and Senior level badges to course graduates. 

Lieutenant Colonel Kenny is an Expeditionary Communications Officer by trade, with a wide breadth of experience supporting tactical, expeditionary, and special operations missions.  She has deployed seven times in support of multiple named operations including Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, SPARTAN SHIELD, and other missions in support of the Global War on Terror. Lt Col Kenny has experience establishing a new bare base in Afghanistan, and multiple tours supporting special operations, including one deployment aboard US Naval Vessel as the J6 for a Joint Special Operations Task Force Headquarters afloat and twice as the J6 director for a trans-regional Joint Task Force. 

FORMAL EDUCATION / TRAINING:
2006   Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis, Miami University
2006   Expeditionary Communications Officer Training, Keesler AFB, Ml
2006   US Air Force Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2008   Tactical Communications Course, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009   Master of Science, Criminal Psychology, Tiffin University
2011   US Air Force Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
2012   US Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, MCB Quantico, VA
2013   Cyber 200, Center for Cyberspace Research, AF Inst. of Tech, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2013   Air Force Special Operations Air Command and Control Course, Hurlburt Field, FL
2016   Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion 400 Course, Ft Bragg, NC
2016   Advanced Technicians Course, Raleigh, NC
2018   US Air Force Air Command and Staff College, non-residence
2018   Cyber 300, Center for Cyberspace Research, AF Inst. of Tech, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2020   Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint College of Warfare Studies, Norfolk, VA

ASSIGNMENTS:
1.  Sep 2006-Sep 2008, Branch Chief, Infrastructure, 52nd Communications Squadron, 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem AB, Germany
2.  Sep 2008-Jun 2010, Flight Commander, Airfield Systems, 34th Combat Communications Squadron, 3rd Combat Communications Group, Tinker AFB, OK
3.  Jun 2010-Jul 2011, Flight Commander, Operations, 34th Combat Communications Squadron, 3rd Combat Communications Group, Tinker AFB, OK
4.  Jul 2011-May 2012, Student, US Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, MCB Quantico, VA
5.  May 2012- Mar 2014, Branch Chief, Mission Assurance, J6 Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, FL
6.  Mar 2014-Jan 2016, Chief, Communications Division, 24th Special Operations Wing, Hurlburt Field, FL
7.  Jan 2016-Mar 2017, Deputy Branch Chief, Special Communications, J6 Directorate, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC
8.  Mar 2017-Jan 2020, Branch Chief, Maritime and ISR Integration, J6 Directorate, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC
9.  Jan 2020-Present, Deputy Director, Cyber PCE, School of Strategic Force Studies, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Joint Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Combat Readiness Medal with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one campaign star
Iraq Campaign Medal with one campaign star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
NATO Medal

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:
2008   52d Communications Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year
2008   United States Air Forces in Europe Information Operations Team Award
2009   34th Combat Communications Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Year
2009   US Air Force Major General McClelland Award, Air Force Large Communications Unit
2011   689th Combat Communications Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year
2011   Air Force Space Command Best Large C4 Unit Award
2013   Air Force Association Outstanding Cyber Officer of the Year
2014   24th Special Operations Wing Information Dominance Company Grade Officer of the Year
2015   24th Special Operations Wing Information Dominance Company Grade Officer of the Year
2018   Joint Special Operations Command Air Force Field Grade Officer of the Year
2018   United States Special Operations Command Air Force Field Grade Officer of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant Aug 2006
First Lieutenant Jun 2008
Captain Jun 2010
Major Oct 2016
Lieutenant Colonel June 2021

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