Kevin Sweeney, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)

Kevin Sweeney, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired)

Outside Director

Rear Admiral, USN (retired) Kevin Sweeney is an Airbus U.S. Outside Director and Chair of the Government Security Committee.

He currently serves as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company and The Roosevelt Group. He is also an Independent Board Member for Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation and U.S. Partnership for Assured Electronics.

He served as Chief of Staff to the 26th Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis from January 2017 to January 2019. In this role, he was the primary advisor to the Secretary across the full spectrum of national security issues, from the reemergence of great power competition to ongoing counterterrorism missions, while overseeing the Department of Defense’s strategic initiatives and daily operations around the world.

Rear Admiral Sweeney holds a BS in Resources Management from the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated with distinction from the Naval Postgraduate School with a MS in Financial Management, holds an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and completed the Senior Executive Fellows Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.