John E. Kuconis – Biography

Photo of John E. KuconisJohn E. Kuconis is the Executive Officer for the Director at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, responsible for executing tactical Director's Office initiatives, coordinating technical interactions for senior-level visits, and overseeing the Lincoln Laboratory Community Outreach.

He joined the Laboratory in 2004 as a technical staff member in the Wideband Technical Networking Group. His initial work was on the development of tactical mobile networks in support of U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army programs. He served on multiorganizational teams that developed both the concept and architecture for the small combat network. He twice managed the annual Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Experiment that was conducted at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in support of line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight link testing with the Laboratory's airborne testbed.

In 2007, Mr. Kuconis was appointed the Senior Administrative Officer for the Communications and Information Technology Division, which focuses on a broad range of research areas, including satellite communications, U.S. Army terminal programs, U.S. Air Force airborne networks, net-centric operations, laser communications, and speech and language processing.

Mr. Kuconis served in the U.S. Air Force for almost 30 years, attaining the rank of colonel and having served in numerous positions of responsibility, including Commander, 633rd Support Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Commander, Izmir Air Station, Izmir, Turkey; and Commander, Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps Detachment 365, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Kuconis holds a BS degree in engineering mechanics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA degree from the University of Northern Colorado.


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