Kevin Koppenhaver was born in Spring Glen, PA and graduated from Tri-Valley High School. He obtained an Air Force ROTC scholarship and attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, earning a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. After his commission, he spent 20 years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, doing tours throughout the US and Germany along with two combat deployments to Iraq and Bosnia. He retired in 2008 from the New Mexico Air National Guard (the “Tacos”).
Kevin spent 10 years as the director of operations and the deputy program manager at the Distributed Mission Operations Center (DMOC), the Air Force’s premier modeling and simulation agency. He led a team that constructed and executed theater level combat exercises across all four services. These events advanced joint training, refined tactics, techniques, and procedures, and also pioneered numerous advancements in interoperability methods and standards.
After leaving the DMOC, Kevin spent the last five years supporting the Department of Energy (DOE) serving as a program manager and program director across various IT and Cyber programs. His teams have advanced security efforts across various unclassified and classified networks, and initiated methods to secure emerging technologies to includes wireless and connected vehicles. He currently serves as a Program Director for Belcan (formerly the Kemtah Group), overseeing both DOE and commercial IT and Cyber Security related contracts.
Kevin also holds a Master of Science Degree in Education and has two children, Derek (22) and Tiana (18).