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Dab Kern
Dab Kern
Executive Vice President, National Security Business Area

Dab is the Executive Vice President of National Security programs at T-Rex Solutions. Mr. Kern also serves on the Congressionally mandated National Commission on Military Aviation Safety. Dab previously led strategic growth and new technology development at CACI as a senior leader, helping Federal government meet emerging requirements. Dab supported national security programs in the White House spanning two presidential administrations leading the White House Military Office. He managed more than twenty directorates and commands comprised of over 3,000 active duty and civilian personnel, ensuring the safety and security of the President, Vice President, and key personnel during increased threat levels and times of crisis, and served as the President’s advisor on military operational support. Dab has also held a number of leadership positions in the National Security Council, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He served as President Obama’s Senior Director for Readiness and Response, helping to coordinate U.S. support to the Fukushima earthquake and the H1N1 pandemic. Dab was selected to the Senior Executive Service after a 20-year military career as a naval aviator. Dab holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information technology and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College.