Dr. Powell joined the NCCoE in 2017. In his previous positions, he was responsible for the management/oversight of building and commissioning of US Navy DDG-51 class ships. He also served in the United States Navy for over 20 years, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, a Master’s degree in Public Administration, and a Master’s degree in Information Technology. Dr. Powell completed his Doctorate degree in Applied Computing at Pace University in West Chester, New York.