RTC names new technical director

By Christy BarnettNovember 14, 2023

RTC names new technical director
Kenneth Chenoweth is the new technical director and deputy commander of the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command. (Photo Credit: Courtesy) VIEW ORIGINAL

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (November 14, 2023) – The U.S. Army Redstone Test Center, or RTC, announces the selection of Kenneth G. Chenoweth as the new technical director and deputy commander.

Chenoweth brings almost 27 years of experience in lifecycle test and evaluation, or T&E, to the senior civilian position at RTC.

Chenoweth began his career at RTC in 1997 as a government contractor engineering technician while still pursuing his engineering degree at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

In 2002, he converted to a Department of the Army Civilian where he continued his career as a Mechanical Engineer. Since March 2021, Chenoweth has served as the director of RTC’s

Missile and Sensors Test Directorate, or MSTD.

Throughout his career, Chenoweth held many key roles with RTC. He served as a team lead with the Environmental and Component Test Directorate, or ECTD, senior test manager with the MSTD, and logistics and sustainment account manager for the Test Program Integration Directorate.

In 2015, Kenneth Chenoweth was selected as chief for the MSTD Instrumentation Development Division and played a key role in the directorate's reorganization that same year.

In 2018, Kenneth Chenoweth transferred to ECTD where he assumed the duties and responsibilities of chief for the Climatic Test Division.

Chenoweth received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2002 and a Master of Science degree in Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2011. He is an Acquisition Corps member and has a level III certification in the Test and Evaluation career field. Chenoweth is also a graduate of both the Intermediate and Advanced Civilian Education Systems.

Chenoweth’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, two Commander's Awards for Civilian Service, and multiple Performance and Special Act Awards.

Chenoweth has been married to his high school sweetheart, Whitney, since 2000. Outside of work, he spends much of his free time working in his shop on anything mechanical, with an emphasis on automotive work. He also enjoys traveling with his wife and close friends.