Kenneth S. Dowd is President and Chief Executive Officer of VMF, a 501(c)(3) public charity, nonprofit organization with a mission of providing assistance/service dogs to veterans with physical and mental health challenges. He is also actively supporting veterans through other non-profits, including Pizza 4 Patriots.
Ken retired from the U.S. Army in 2014 after over 30 years of service where he held command positions in the United States, overseas, and in deployed operations in Europe and the Middle East, and senior staff positions on the U.S. Army Staff, Defense Agencies, and Joint positions in three Combatant Commands.
Prior to his retirement, General Dowd served as Director of Logistics Operations for the Defense Logistics Agency and Commanding General, 1st Theater Sustainment Command at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. He has served in transportation, supply, and support positions in Korea, Germany, and the United States, as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, Washington, and in Joint positions in the J-4 for U.S. Atlantic Command, U.S. Pacific Command, and U.S. Central Command. In 1994, General Dowd deployed in command positions to Bosnia in support of Operation Decisive Edge, and in 2001, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Since retirement, Ken has served with Tilwell Petroleum LLC, a Veteran-Owned Small Business, supplying fuels, standards, and solvents to the aerospace and defense industries, and SOS International LLC, providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.
Ken is a native of Abington, Pennsylvania, graduated from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky and received his commission through the ROTC program. He holds a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.