Andrew J. Kuen serves as an advisor on the Advisory Board of Airborne Operations.
Andrew "AJ" Kuen is an Account Executive and Systems Engineer for Dell Technologies supporting Dell's channel data center business in Austin, Texas.
Before starting his corporate journey at Dell, Mr. Kuen served 13 years in the US Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal, among other awards. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 2004, he served in various operational aviation positions ranging from Blackhawk platoon leader at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana to company commander A Company, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division Fort Hood, Texas. During this time period he deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and to Iraq in 2009-2010 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Upon his successful completion of company command, Mr. Kuen was hand selected by Army leadership to be a Department of Defense Congressional Fellow and represent the Army on Capitol Hill. He spent his first year in the House of Representatives on the staff of Congressman Silvestre Reyes (TX-16) as the defense and veterans policy advisor. Mr. Kuen was then assigned to the Army's House Liaison Office where he was responsible for the relationship between the Army and the House Armed Services, Appropriations, and Foreign Affairs Committees.
While working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Kuen was selected to join the Army's Acquisition Corps and transitioned to Huntsville, Alabama in 2015. He was assigned to be the Program Manager for the Army's Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System program office, where he was responsible for cost, schedule, and performance of a $1 billion program of record. During his time in the Gray Eagle program office, Mr. Kuen led the modernization efforts, managed the successful Follow-on Operational Test and Evaluation of the Universal Ground Control Station, and conducted procurement operations and negotiations with three of the top Defense OEMs.