Portrait of Kenneth Slaght


Kenneth D. Slaght

M.S., Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA; US Naval Academy; Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, CA; Naval Destroyer School

Co-Chair and President

Cyber Center of Excellence


RADM Kenneth D. Slaght, USN (ret.) is the Co-Chair and President of the San Diego Cyber Center Of Excellence (CCOE) which is a public-private partnership established to coordinate and enhance the effectiveness and synergy of the regional cyber initiative, capitalizing on our unique strengths to accelerate the regional economy by creating opportunities for business, attracting and nurturing talent.

Previously RADM Slaght served as the Vice President and General Manager, Navy/Marine Corps Services Sector, General Dynamics Information Technology, responsible for providing IT services to the Navy and Marine Corps. Prior to that he was the Commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. He was responsible for providing information technology and space systems for naval and joint services. Additionally, he was the chief engineer for developing, delivering and maintaining effective, capable and integrated command, control, communications, computer and intelligence systems (C4I). He was also responsible for engineering and assessing FORCEnet, the foundation of the Seapower 21 vision.

During his naval career, RADM Slaght served as Commander of the ammunition ship USS FLINT (AE 32). Other sea duty included tours as Executive Officer aboard the guided missile cruiser USS GRIDLEY (CG 21), Engineer Officer aboard the amphibious ship USS TULARE (LKA 112), Operations Officer aboard the frigate USS EDWARD MCDONNELL (FF 1043), and Combat Information Center Officer aboard the frigate USS GARCIA (FF 1040).

RADM Slaght received his commission in 1970 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. RADM Slaght attended the Defense Systems Management College, the Naval Post Graduate School, where he received a Master’s Degree in Computer Systems Management, and the Naval Destroyer School. He currently serves on the Boards of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), the San Diego State University Industry Advisory Board, and the Point Loma Nazarene Business School Advisory Board.

SDSU Affiliations:

  • College of Engineering – Advisory Board Member

Other Affiliations:

  • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
  • San Diego Military Advisory Council Board (SDMAC)
  • Point Loma Nazarene Business School Advisory Board