Major General John S. Kem

John Kem
Commandant, U.S. Army War College

MG John S. Kem is the 51st Commandant of the U.S. Army War College.  In this role, he collaborated with Dickinson College to conceptualize and support the Institute for Peacekeeping and Disaster Relief at Dickinson College.  Prior to the War College, MG Kem served as the first Provost of the Army University and Deputy Commandant of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Some of MG Kem’s previous key assignments include Commanding General, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division in Portland, OR from 2013 to 2015; the 16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Germany and Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003 to 2005; Head of Construction for Afghan Army and Policy Facilities for the NATO Training Mission in Kabul in 2011-2012; and Fellow - U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee (Defense).

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