MG John S. Kem is the 51st Commandant of the U.S. Army
War College. Kem was commissioned in 1985 through the United States Military
Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY, where he graduated as a distinguished cadet
and earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. He later earned a Master’s
of Science in Environmental Engineering and a Masters of Business
Administration (Kellogg Business School) from Northwestern University. His
military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, the Engineer Officer
Advanced Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Industrial
College of the Armed Forces where he earned a Master’s of Science in National
Resource Management. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia and a
Chartered Financial Analyst. Most recently, MG Kem served as the first Provost
of the Army University and Deputy Commandant of the Command and General Staff
College (CGSC). He oversaw the reorganization of the Army’s education
enterprise into a university structure, maximizing efforts to achieve valid
academic credit for Soldiers’ education and experience, consolidating and
improving the Curriculum and Faculty Development Programs and developing the
Army University Press, the publishing arm of the Army University that includes
“Military Review,” “The NCO Journal,” and the Combat Studies Institute.
Additionally, MG Kem was responsible for the day-to-day operations of CGSC
including: the Command and General Staff School, the School of Advanced
Military Studies, the School for Command Preparation, the Army Management Staff
College, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation at Fort
Benning, GA, and the Warrant Officer Career College at Fort Rucker, AL. MG
Kem’s previous command assignments include the Commanding General United States
Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division in Portland, OR from 2013 to
2015; the Europe District, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers from 2008 to 2011; the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division,
Germany, and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003 to 2005, and Company A, 307th
Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, from 1991 to 1992.
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