Philip Kenul is a Senior Vice President, Aviation and Operations, TriVector Services. He is currently supporting NOAA’s UAS Program Office and serves as Chair, ASTM Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Committee F38 is developing standards that facilitate UAS operations at an acceptable level of safety in the National Airspace.
He served as an Aircraft Commander with NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters, Director, NOAA Homeland Security Program Office, Commanding Officer, NOAA Aircraft Operations Center, and Director, NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations Centers responsible for NOAA’s fleet of ships and aircraft. He has be directly involved with unmanned systems since the early start of these emerging technologies in NOAA..
RDML Kenul holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a master’s degree in environmental and civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.