With over a decade in the KM field, Brett Patron is a Senior Knowledge Management Advisor for the Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer of US Army Training and Doctrine Command. Previously, he was a Deployable KM Strategist with Joint Enabling Capabilities Command (JECC), based in Norfolk, Virginia. With JECC he deployed on over 30 missions globally over 4 1/2 years, including twice to Afghanistan.
Brett served in the US Army for over 22 years (enlisted and officer) and then spent over a decade as a Senior Defense Analyst before joining JECC in 2017.
He presented KM topics to both KM World (2021) and the ISKO Singapore (2021). He is also a subject matter contributor to the Association for Talent Development’s “Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Management: Keys to a Culture of Learning” publication (2020). He holds the KMI Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM). He is also a RealKM Bronze Patron.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Excelsior College in NY and is a 2021 Masters of Science graduate from Columbia University of the City of New York, earning a degree in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS). His IKNS cohort developed new strategies for NASA’s Apollo/Challenger/Columbia Lessons Learned Program.
Brett was born and raised in Queens, NY but now calls Yorktown, Virginia home. He is married, with two children.