Khoi T. Nguyen Command Acquisition Executive and Director for the Cyber Acquisition and Technology Directorate (J9) U.S. Cyber Command


Khoi T. Nguyen, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Command Acquisition Executive and Director for the Cyber Acquisition and Technology Directorate (J9) for U.S. Cyber Command, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Mr. Nguyen is responsible for establishing command acquisition and procurement policy and guidance, managing cyber programs, and providing functional support in the areas of systems engineering, management, configuration, logistics, financial management, procurement, contracting, and testing and evaluation of developed or acquired solutions in excess of $1.2 billion annually.   
Mr. Nguyen enlisted in the Virginia Army National Guard as an Infantryman in 1989.  He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1994 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army the same year. He began his career as a Sapper Platoon Leader in 2nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea. Following 2nd ID, he was Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in B Co, 317th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. He commanded C Co, 5th Engineer Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. After command, he was hand-picked to be a small group leader, Engineer Captain’s Career Course. He transitioned to Army Acquisition in 2006 and was assigned as the Chief Systems and Security Engineer for the Global Command and Control System at the Defense Information Systems Agency. His last assignment prior to retirement from the U.S. Army was as a Program Manager for a fleet of airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance platforms supporting combat operations in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  
Mr. Nguyen retired from active duty in 2014 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He was appointed to the Senior Level in September 2020 and Senior Executive Service in May 2023. Prior to his current position, he served as the Technical Director for U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command.