Paul J. Kern

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Paul J. Kern

"Until his retirement in January 2005, General Kern was commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. In this capacity, he was responsible for research and development, sustainment and support to procurement for the entire U.S. Army. Prior to that, he served as the military deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and was the senior military advisor to the Army Acquisition Executive and the Army Chief of Staff on all research, development and acquisition programs and related issues. General Kern served two tours in Vietnam with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment as a platoon leader and troop commander, and was a battalion operations officer with the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. He commanded the second brigade of the 24th Infantry Division during Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and commanded the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) as it developed the Army's networked battlefield concepts. Gen. Kern, who is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, currently serves on the Board of Directors of Anteon and EDO Corporations." [1]

"Mr. Kern is Senior Advisor to The Cohen Group, an international strategic business consulting firm (since January 2005)." [2]

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  1. Directors, IRobot, accessed May 29, 2008.
  2. Paul J. Kern, EDO Corporation, accessed May 29, 2008.