31 Aug '15, 8pm

Rising innovation star knocks Navy's career rigidity

Rising innovation star knocks Navy's career rigidity

Lt. Cmdr. Ben Kohlmann, an F/A-18F Super Hornet pilot, is a founding member of the CNO’s Rapid Innovation Cell. He is pursuing a master of business administration degree at Stanford University this fall. (Photo: Courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Ben Kohlmann) Story Highlights What are your reasons for getting out of the Navy? Or staying in? Tell us at [email protected]m 1075 CONNECT 29 TWEET 35 LINKEDIN 6 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Two years ago, Lt. Cmdr. Ben Kohlmann was the young face of Navy innovation. As a founding member of the Chief of Naval Operations’ Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC), Kohlmann and his teammates were at the forefront of a few programs you’ve probably heard of, like 3D printing and the GhostSwimmer fish robot. Despite that success, the F/A-18F Super Hornet pilot is hanging up his flight suit and heading to business school this fall, tired of the Navy’s promotion assemb...

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