Women's Leadership Institute

Lt. Gen. Leslie F. Kenne

Lt. Gen. Leslie F. KenneLt. Gen. Leslie F. Kenne, retired, is currently President of The Kenne Group, an independent consulting firm.  She serves on three corporate boards as well as the Air Force Studies Board, an organization under the National Academy of Sciences which performs studies on topics selected by Air Force leadership.  General Kenne retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2003 after 32 years of military service.

 General Kenne entered the Air Force in 1971 as a distinguished graduate of Auburn University's ROTC program. She served as a flight line maintenance officer in operations and attended the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School in 1974.  She served in various test and evaluation project manager and supervisory positions in development, operational and joint testing organizations during a twelve year period.

General Kenne directed three major programs -- the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night, the F-16 and the Joint Strike Fighter. She also served as Vice Commander of Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and the Sacramento Air Logistics Center, McClellan Air Force Base, Calif.  and Commander of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.  General Kenne held various Pentagon staff positions including Deputy Director in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition and prior to retirement as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Warfighting Integration.

Last Updated: March 03, 2011