Khoi T. Nguyen, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Command Acquisition Executive and Director for the Cyber Acquisition and Technology Directorate (J9) for U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Mr. Nguyen is responsible for establishing command acquisition and procurement policy and guidance, managing cyber programs, and providing functional support in the areas of systems engineering, management, configuration, logistics, financial management, procurement, contracting, and testing and evaluation of developed or acquired solutions in excess of $1.2 billion annually.

Mr. Nguyen enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard as an Infantryman in 1989. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1994 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army the same year. He began his career as a Sapper Platoon Leader in 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea. Following 2nd ID, he was Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in B Co, 317th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. He commanded C Co, 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After command, he was hand-picked to be a small group leader, Engineer Captain’s Career Course. He transitioned to Army Acquisition in 2006 and was assigned as the Chief Systems and Security Engineer for the Global Command and Control System at the Defense Information Systems Agency. His last assignment prior to retirement from the U.S. Army was as a Program Manager for a fleet of airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms supporting combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.

Mr. Nguyen retired from active duty in 2014 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was appointed to the Senior Level in September 2020 and Senior Executive Service in May 2023. Prior to his current position, he served as the Technical Director for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.

1994 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg
2000 Master of Science, Engineering Management, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Mo.
2006 Master of Business Administration, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park 2012 CISO Graduate Certificate, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. 2019 Harvard University Senior Executive Fellows program, Cambridge, Mass.
2020 American University Key Executive Leadership Program, Washington, D.C.

1. 2006–2010 Chief, Systems and Security Engineering Branch, GCCS-J, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
2. 2010–2011 Assistant Product Manager, PdM CREW, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
3. 2011–2014 Program Manager for multiple Army Programs (Raven Fire, ODI, TENCAP) Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
4. 2015–2016 Chief, GEOINT Branch, DCGS-A, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
5. 2016–2020 Deputy Product Manager, Product Manager Information Warfare, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.
6. 2020–2023 Technical Director, MARFORCYBER, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
7. 2023–present, CAE/J9, U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Md.

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
U.S. Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service

Certified Information Systems Security Professional Information Systems Security Architecture Professional DAWIA PM level III, IT level II
Project Management Professional (Current as of June 2023)