Fort Knox NEC Director
Mr. Richard N. Chism
Mr. Richard N. Chism is a native of Brandenburg, Kentucky and a graduate of Meade County High School. Mr. Chism began his Department of the Army Civilian career in January 1990, and has over 26 years federal service. He started as a GS-07 Computer Operations Supervisor at the Armor and Engineering Board on Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has since then held various technical and supervisory/management positions within the Fort Knox DOIM/NEC and MEDDAC, including: Systems administrator, Senior Commanding General’s IT specialist and IMO, Chief Business and Plans Division and was the Acting NEC Director from June 2009 to December 2009. In February 2010, he was selected as the Deputy Director, and in July 2016 he became the Network Enterprise Center Director. He also has over 5 years IT experience in the corporate world working for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Siemens. He is an entrepreneur who has been successful in various business opportunities, including retail, real estate, and the automotive care markets.
He graduated from the Chief Information Officer (CIO) University at Carnegie Mellon with a Federal CIO Certificate in 2008 and graduated the Directorate of Information Management Course at Fort Gordon in 2008.
Mr. Chism has an extensive technical background in Information Technology to include a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and a Novell Certification. He is certified in Information Technology Infrastructure Library Version 3(ITILv3) and has been to various Leadership classes to include Organizational Leadership for Executives (OLE) in 2006, Knowledge Management Foundations in 2003, Contracting Officers Representative (COR) course in 2002 and Project Management in 2012. He also served as Vice President for the Fort Knox Leadership Association (FKLA) in 2008.