Dr. Tony Kern is the CEO of Convergent Performance and former USAF Lieutenant Colonel. Dr. Kern is one of the world’s leading authorities on human performance and applied human factors, having authored seven books on the subject. In 2000, Dr. Kern retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Command Pilot and Flight Examiner on the B-1B bomber, and then as the Director of Military History. After his retirement, he became National Aviation Director for the U.S. Forest Service, overseeing the largest non-military aviation program in the nation. Dr. Kern now leads Convergent Performance, a consulting firm dedicated to reducing human error in high risk environments.