Commander Koen graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1991 with a B. S. in Aeronautical Engineering and holds a M. A. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U. S. Naval War College. As a Naval Flight Officer, CDR Koen has logged over 2,500 hours flying in the EA-6B and NE-3A. Operational flying tours include VAQ-136, NATO AWACS and VAQ-139. CDR Koen also served as Assistant Navigator in USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN and Strike Operations Officer in USS NIMITZ. Joint tours include Operations Branch Head at NATO’s Joint Electronic Warfare Core Staff and Military Analyst at the Joint Analysis and Lessons Learned Center. He has deployed in support of multiple operations.