Instructor Biography: Howard W. Kympton
Howard Kympton is a well-versed senior executive with a demonstrated record of leadership and management in Fortune 500 corporate and US Government settings. Mr. Kympton has demonstrated expertise in growing multi-million dollar business units, overseeing major capital projects, and managing large staffs across numerous worldwide locations. He has exercised full P&L responsibility for multiple, separate business units both in and outside the United States. Of specific note was his development and efficient management of worldwide supply chains, emanating from many third world areas and supporting numerous major consumer product food companies. Along with a successful corporate career, he held positions as a senior Corps of Engineers staff officer, as an Instructor and Course Director with the Staff and Faculty of the US Military Academy; and, as an Assistant Branch Chief, Nuclear Weapons Deployment, Dept of the Army.
After 9/11 Mr. Kympton was invited to join the Department of Homeland Security due his global supply chain experience. Accordingly he has in depth experience across a breadth of Federal agencies, including the Departments of Defense, Transportation and Homeland Security; Customs and Border Protection, US Coast Guard, NPPD, TSA, FEMA and MARAD. While at TSA he developed and implemented the initial phases of a multi-million dollar enterprise architecture data fusion system designed to improve the security of goods transiting the supply global chain for final entry into the US. Additionally he was an active participant in the:
- National Maritime Security Plan,
- National Transportation System Security Plan,
- DHS/DOD Maritime Domain Awareness Working Group
- DOT Intermodal Freight Technical Working Group, and
- MARAD Cargo Handling Cooperative Program.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Mr. Kympton also obtained an MS in Nuclear Engineering at North Carolina State University and an MBA in Management from Long Island University. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, Corps of Engineers, with degrees from the Command and General Staff College and the National Defense University. He has also taught at the graduate level as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Professional Studies in Business and Education, Johns Hopkins University.