Dr. Kevin R Carman is the Dean, DAU West Region. From April 2009 to August 2013, he was the Chair, Program Management and Executive Development Department, Defense Acquisition University (DAU) West, in San Diego, California since April 2009. Prior to returning to DAU West, Kevin was the Raytheon Senior Subcontracts Program Manager for the USMC Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) from July 2006 to April 2008 and served as the Dean, Raytheon Program Leader School, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts from April 2008 to April 2009. Prior to Raytheon, Kevin was the Associate Dean, Academic, DAU West. Kevin is a retired Navy Supply Corps Captain and served our country for over 30 years. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts in Mathematics and Political Science, a Master’s in Business Administration in Financial Management from National University, San Diego, Masters of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management and Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, Masters of Art in National Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, Newport RI, and a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategic Management from Alliant International University, San Diego, CA.
Kevin is a graduate of The Executive Program, Darden School, University of Virginia, The Program Management School, Raytheon Corporation, and the Defense Systems Management College – Program Manager (PM) Course (PMT 401). Prior to his initial employment at DAU-West, Kevin served as the Commander, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, San Diego and Oakland. His Acquisition experience include serving as the PEO, Navy Compartmented Programs, Commanding Officer, Office of Special Projects, PM, Standard Procurement Systems – Automated Management Acquisition System (SPS-AMAS), Deputy PM, Small and Disadvantage Shipbuilding Programs, Deputy PM, Landing Air Cushion Assault Vehicles, Director, NAVSEA Surface and Undersea Warfare Systems Contracting Divisions, Deputy Director, Shipbuilding Contracts Division Director, Regional Contracting Department, Fleet Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan. Kevin was a Qualified Surface Warfare Officer, and has served as the Supply Officer aboard the USS MISSOURI (BB 63), and USS WADDELL (DDG 24), as well as aboard The USS CAPE COD (AD-43) and USS WHIPPLE (FF 1062).
Kevin is a DAU Qualified Executive Coach, a member of the American Society of Military Comptrollers, the Project Management Institute, and the NCMA. He is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager and an NCMA Fellow. He has served as an officer and on various committees in support of local chapters of the NCMA. Kevin enjoys all sports and participates in golf and swimming. He is a volunteer coach with the First Tee/Pro Kids program, San Diego, CA.