Kevin Divers graduated from the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy in 1998 with a double major of Human Factors Engineering and Human Behavior and Counseling.
As a young officer, Kevin attended Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi. His first Operational Assignment was at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the United Kingdom where he was a part of Operations SKY ANVIL and NOBLE ANVIL as part of the United States response to the war in Yugoslavia as well as Operation NORTHERN WATCH enforcing the no-fly zone over Northern Iraq.
He then went to Edwards AFB, California where he was a part of the F-22A Raptor Developmental Test team heavily involved in the Program Management and Acquisitions plans as the Human Systems Integration Division Chief for the F-22 Combined Test Force. He also was an instructor at the USAF Test Pilot School. He was cross trained into Aerospace Physiology and became a Rated-Aerospace Physiologist after graduating from the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine he performed duties as an Instructor at the Langley AFB Altitude Chamber while continuing to performed duties for the F-22A Raptor program to include standing up the first operational squadron for the Raptor, the 27th Fighter Squadron. Kevin has over 3,000 flight hours in over 30 military aircraft and holds a world record as a crewmember on a C-17 Flight in which a space rocket was airdropped from the aircraft at 32,000 feet above sea level that led to the crew being named the Mackay Trophy Award Winner from Air Force Material Command. He also served with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group performing support duties for high-altitude insertion missions and development of oxygen systems to support the high-altitude mission. Mr. Divers is a veteran of Operations ALLIED FORCE, NORTHERN WATCH, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM. He has various military awards and decorations from his service to the Nation through the USAF. He was a member of the 2006 National Aeronautic Association Collier Trophy winning team for his work on the successful development of the F-22A Raptor.
Kevin left active duty as a wounded warrior in 2007 and served time with the Air Force Reserve as he transitioned to civilian life as the Vice President, Sciences Division for SPEAR Labs out of Nashville, Tennessee. In this capacity he worked on various designs to include a Special Operations Tactical Headset with enhanced spatial hearing, various gear for Air Force Battlefield Airman thru Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Orion Space Program Communications Cap for NASA. This led to him starting his own company, Warrior Edge, where as a Minority Service Disabled Company he was able to sell products to the military and other government agencies that were designed by SPEAR Labs. He also served as an Assistance Professor at the University of Kentucky Medical School teaching Medical Resource Management and was hired by Alphaport, Inc of Cleveland, Ohio to teach Human Factors in Mishap Investigation to the various NASA Centers throughout the United States. Kevin currently works as a Sales Engineer for Pro Flight Gear and after the sale of Warrior Edge has started a new company called Lone Star Systems and Solutions where he is once again selling specialized products to customers with unique product and training requirements. He has a Master in Business Administration from Webster University.
He has served in leadership positions as a Flight Commander, Section Chief, Expeditionary Squadron Commander, Deputy Directorate Head, Associate Professor, Vice President, and CEO. He is certified by the Defense Acquisitions University in Program Management, Acquisitions Logistics, and Test and Evaluation. He is a member of the American Psychological Society, American College of Health Care Executives, Aerospace Medical Association, and Aerospace Physiology Society.
Kevin is a volunteer with Civil Air Patrol where is the rank of Major and assists in the Cadet Program support for the State of Tennessee. He served as the Squadron Commander of the largest squadron in Tennessee Wing and serves at the Group and Wing levels as the Wing Cadet Activities Officer and Advisor to the Cadet Advisory Council. He has served as the Encampment Commander for the last three Wing Encampments, a summer leadership school with over 130 CAP members in attendance.