With over a decade in the KM field, Brett Patron is the Knowledge Services Division Chief for the Office of the Chief Knowledge Officer of US Army Training and Doctrine Command. His KM experience spans tactical, operational and now enterprise level organization, with a focus on improving decision support systems, the underlying processes that enable them as well as effective collaborative practices.
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 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.
He presented KM topics to both KM World (2021) and the ISKO Singapore (2021). He is 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 also instructed and developed content for JECC’s KM Practitioners Course (2018-2020).