Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Arnett hails from California. He was commissioned in the United States Army Corps of Engineers on 2 June 2001 from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Missouri and California within the sub-discipline of Civil Engineering.
LTC Arnett’s prior assignments include service at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from 2002-2005 in the 65th Engineer Battalion (Light) and the 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, including a deployment to Kirkuk, Iraq with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. During that period, he served as Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Army Facilities Engineer for Forward Operating Base Warrior, and Battalion Maintenance Officer. LTC Arnett returned to Schofield Barracks from 2006-2009 and served as the Deputy of the 25th ID Joint Visitor’s Bureau and as the Division Engineer’s Commander’s Emergency Response Program Supervisor during the 25th Infantry Division Headquarters’ deployment to Contingency Operating Base Speicher. He served as Assistant S3 for the 84th Engineer Battalion (Construction) and deployed to Mosul, Iraq as the Commander of the 643rd Engineering Company (Vertical), 84th Engineer Battalion. From June 2011 to June 2014, LTC Arnett served as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the US Military Academy. From 2014-2016, LTC Arnett served as Executive Officer of the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division and as the S3 of the 92nd Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade.
LTC Arnett earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering from the University of California San Diego. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Command General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, and the Engineer Officer Basic and Captain’s Career Courses, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.
LTC Arnett’s military awards and decorations include: the Combat Action, Airborne, and Air Assault Badges; the Ranger and Sapper Tabs; the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Army Achievement and Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Bronze Star Medal. He has also been awarded the Bronze Order of the DeFleury Medal.