Peter Kinney was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the eldest of six children to Peter and Margaret Kinney.
He enlisted in the United States Army in June, 1970 and received an appointment to the United States Military Academy from Senator Edward Brooke in May, 1971.
Kinney graduated with the USMA Class of 1975 on June 4, 1975 as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and married Patricia Hacker, daughter of USMA Sergeant Major Francis Hacker, on June 6, 1975.
From 1975 until 1997 his Army assignments included tours in the Federal Republic of Germany, Fort Carson - Colorado, graduate school at Harvard University, Fort Campbell - Kentucky, Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and the Army and Joint Staffs at the Pentagon. His last assignment before retirement was at West Point where he served as the Director of Cadet Activities.
Peter Kinney’s civilian career included management responsibilities in the construction and security industries, to include recovery operations after 9/11 at the World Trade Center as well as responsibilities in Iraq supporting US Forces, the State Department and the CIA with translation and interpretation services.
Since returning from Iraq he has begun a new career in academia where he serves as the university chief of staff for the President of New York Institute of Technology.
Peter Kinney and his wife Patricia make their home just south of West Point in Fort Montgomery where they enjoy the company of their three children, their spouses and their many grandchildren.
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