Principal, National Security Operations
Kent is a 30-year veteran of the Defense Intelligence Enterprise working within LMI’s National Security Operations. Kent is focused on forging new business opportunities and creating new capabilities focused on assisting the digital transformation of the Intelligence Community. He leads NSO’s Supply Chain Intelligence efforts, specializes in the digital enablement of Structured Analytic Techniques, and provides direct support to clients.
Prior to LMI, Kent worked for 10 years as the Chief Analyst at an organization under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security charged with researching, developing, and testing new technologies and methodologies on real-world national security issues. Prior to this role, Kent’s 20 year naval career entailed providing cryptologic support to warfighters on multiple surface combatants in the Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Arabian Gulf theaters, support to a special operations task force in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and strategic intelligence operations at a national intelligence agency.
Kent has a bachelor’s in history from the University of the State of New York, a master’s in national security studies from American Military University, and an MBA from the University of Tampa Sykes School of Business. He is a member of the Military Operations Research Society.