Ben Kohlmann

Ben Kohlmann is a naval officer, founding member of the Chief of Naval Operation’s Rapid Innovation Cell and Chairman of the Defense Entrepreneurs Forum. The views are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Navy or Government.

Recent articles from Ben Kohlmann

150513-N-LV331-004 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (May 13, 2015) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announces the Department of the Navy Talent Management Initiatives at the U.S. Naval Academy. The initiatives are broken up into sections including the Navy and Marine Corps fitness culture, uniforms, adaptive workforce and performance based advancement. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)
What Secretary Mabus’ Reforms Mean For The Future Of The Navy
Secretary Mabus has set the conditions to bring big change to the Navy and the way it recognizes its personnel. Now, he must make those changes a reality.
Sailors from the Center for Information Dominance Corry Station stand by for an all-hands captain's call from CID Corry Station commanding officer Capt. Connie Frizzell.
General Military Training Needs To Be More Relevant
It shouldn’t take a literal act of Congress to get relevant general military training to our service members.
Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Garrett Osborne and Quartermaster Seaman Yasmin Wild signal Landing Craft Air Cushion 59 off the beach after delivering the last load of the day during Exercise Pacific Horizon 2015.
A Modern Military Needs To Embrace Modern Standards Of Innovation
As the DoD embraces “Innovation!” it would do well to find ways to rely less upon widgets and instead build up the human capital that can adapt to changing realities.