Vice Admiral (Ret) Matt Kohler

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Matt Kohler is a retired three-star admiral with 36 years of service. He has a MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MS in Military History from US Army Command and Staff College. A career naval intelligence officer and Information Warfare professional, Kohler has been consistent throughout his career in advancing information and technology in department of defense business and warfighting capabilities, from tactical to governance levels in highly innovative and internationally intensive environments. He is also a board advisor to MITRE.

Vice Admiral (Ret) Matt Kohler
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Matt Kohler is a retired three-star admiral with 36 years of service. Kohler currently serves on advisory boards for MITRE, Baker Street Scientific, Rhombus Power and Mission Secure. In addition, he operates a national security and cybersecurity consulting business.  Kohler graduated the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1983, majoring in Management Information Systems. He has a MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an MS in Military History from US Army Command and Staff College.
 
A career naval intelligence officer and Information Warfare professional, Kohler has been consistent throughout his career in advancing information and technology in department of defense business and warfighting capabilities, from tactical to governance levels in highly innovative and internationally intensive environments. He most recently served as the Director of Naval Intelligence, and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6) managing a $9B portfolio, and Deputy Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer. Kohler also led the U.S. Navy’s Information Warfare Community of over 50,000 uniformed and civilian professionals (Cyber, Intelligence, IT, Space, Meteorology and Oceanography), and managed senior executive (admirals and senior civilian executives) career development and personnel placement.
 

Background

Previous assignments as an admiral include establishing and commanding Naval Information Forces, responsible for manning, training, and equipping Navy cyber, IT, intelligence, and space operations for over 14,000 personnel; Deputy Commander, Fleet Cyber Command, responsible for operating and defending the Navy’s 700,000 person unclassified and classified networks; Director of Intelligence for US Africa Command, and National Security Agency. Other key tours include directing Intelligence for Special Operations Command and Joint Interagency Task Forces South.

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