Phone: 803-442-6100


Degrees and Certifications:

PhD in Philosophy (Industrial/Organizational Psychology - Northcentral University) MS Engineering Management (ODU) MS Computer Science (Sentinel University) BS Computer Science (University of Illinois) Certificate Identity Management (Navy Postgraduate School)

CDR Ken Beck, USN (Ret)

This is my 12th year teaching NJROTC at North Augusta High School.  I retired from the Navy in 2011 after 22 years of service.  I served as a surface warfare officer with nuclear power subspecialty, serving on 6 ships including 5 deployments overseas and various operations around the world, a tour in Puerto Rico, served with the Army in Iraq conducting counter-IED operations, and 2 tours in Washington DC.  I was a contractor with the Army developing methods and procedures to use biometrics for physical security applications for the military before teaching at North Augusta HS.  I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1989, earned a Masters in Computer Science (Sentinel University), a Masters in Engineering Management (ODU), and a certificate in Identity Management (Naval Post Graduate School) while serving in the Navy.  I received a PhD in Philosophy (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) from Northcentral University in Sep 2017.