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Biden Picks Kevin Kennedy for Role of Air Forces Cyber Commander

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Biden Picks Kevin Kennedy for Role of Air Forces Cyber Commander

President Joe Biden has nominated Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin Kennedy to serve as the commander of the 16th Air Force, also known as Air Forces Cyber.

Air Forces Cyber is a team of airmen tasked with delivering multi-source intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and information products.

If confirmed to the Senate, Kennedy would be promoted to the grade of lieutenant general and would succeed Timothy Haugh, who was recently confirmed as the new deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.

Kennedy is currently the director of operations, J-3, at USCYBERCOM’s headquarters in Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

In his current role, he is responsible for conducting full-spectrum mission command over the DOD Information Network, according to his Air Force biography.

Kennedy holds a master’s degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

He also earned a bachelor’s degree in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he received his commission in 1990.

Following graduation, he became an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, commander of the 34th Bomb Squadron and wing commander of the 28th Operations Group.

Kennedy served as the vice commander of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. He also served as a staffer in the U.S. Air Force headquarters, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

According to the Air Force, he has more than 3,400 flying hours in the B-1 and T-38.

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