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Former Vice Admiral of the U.S. Navy and Special Ops Expert Joe Kernan Joins SAP National Security Services®

ROCKVILLE, MD (September 17) — One of the U.S. Navy's most experienced leaders, Vice Admiral Joe Kernan, USN, Retired, has joined the executive team of SAP National Security Services® (SAP NS2®) as Vice President of Business Development.

After 36 years of active duty service, with deep experience in special operations and international affairs, Kernan brings an expert's perspective to the task of advising SAP NS2 and its customers on national security and technology. After spending the early part of his career as an engineering officer on Navy surface ships, Kernan joined the SEAL community, operating in many regions over 25 years and becoming Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command in 2007. He subsequently returned to the fleet as Commander of US Naval Forces Southern Command/US Fourth Fleet; and also served as Senior Military Assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, where he gained unique insights into military and international affairs at the highest levels.

"Admiral Kernan is one of America's most highly respected commanders, warfighters, and leaders, said Mark Testoni, President and CEO of SAP NS2. "We're very pleased to have him join the NS2 team and help provide powerful solutions to the national security community."

"My life's work has been helping to provide national security for our country," said Kernan. "This is an opportunity for me to continue that work – to help our customers strengthen security and run efficient organizations through the use of world-class technologies. SAP NS2 is a growing company with great people who are genuinely committed to advancing the national security mission, and that's a good fit for me."

About SAP National Security Services, Inc.™
SAP National Security Services, Inc.™ (SAP NS2™) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions from SAP, with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of US national security and critical infrastructure customers. In addition to software solutions, SAP NS2 offers consulting and support services from credentialed experts in the national security space. See how SAP NS2 can help your organization run faster, smarter, leaner in the most secure environments at You may follow us on LinkedIn, and we're also on Twitter at (SAP National Security Services™ and SAP NS2™ are trademarks owned by SAP National Security Services, Inc.)

Editor's Note: A photograph is available upon request, and interviews can be arranged. Admiral Kernan, other SAP NS2 leaders, and invited leaders including General Stanley McChrystal and Frances Townsend will speak at the SAP NS2 Solutions Summit in Falls Church, VA, on October 29. Please join us! For more information: