By West Point Public Affairs - November 21, 2022


WEST POINT, N.Y. – Last week, leadership at the U.S. Military Academy announced the appointment of Abdul Subhani to the position of Distinguished Chair of Innovation and Strategic Engagement.  

Subhani, a well-known and highly respected member of the Information Technology industry, is a Pakistani-born American businessman, author, investor, and philanthropist. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Centex Technologies, an IT consulting company that he founded in 2006.  He also serves on the Board of Advisors at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington D.C. based think tank, and he is the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the Capitol Region of Texas.

“His selection for this position is a testament to his unique experiences that crosscut the tech sector and the inner workings of the Department of Defense,” said 61st Superintendent Lt. Gen. Steven W. Gilland after the appointment ceremony. “His body of work is exemplary for this far-reaching role."

“I want to thank him for accepting this position as he is committed to selfless service and wants to give back to his nation,” said Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Shane R. Reeves. “He clearly has a passion for national security, a passion for our country, and a passion for giving back, so what better way for him to use his skill sets and talents than to help us as we move forward looking at how we can prepare our young cadets as well as how we can leverage West Point’s skill sets for the future of warfare.”

Subhani will work with the Office of Army Engagement to integrate academy and Army outreach efforts, assist with academy efforts to facilitate, and synchronize West Point outreach activities and identify opportunities that foster innovation through the development and delivery of intellectual capital across the academy, the Army, and the nation.

Subhani has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology and a master’s degree in Information Technology. He possesses a wide range of modern industry certifications, and his skillsets are recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other U.S. government agencies. 

His concurrent roles in academia include serving as a Cabinet Member of the Chancellor’s Century Council of the Texas A&M University System, Chairman of the foundation board for Texas A&M University – Central Texas, Chair-Elect of the Austin Community College Foundation Board, and he is a member of the Yale School of Management Chief Executive Leadership Institute's CEO Caucus.

"I'm very humbled that I was able to support the Army in the last two and a half years in my previous role, and I'm really excited to see what I can do for the academy," said Subhani. "I am looking forward to doing this job in a way that will make a difference not just in a cadet's life but also in a faculty member's life." 

About West Point

The U. S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City.  It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world's premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country.  Its mission remains constant-to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U. S. Army.  For more information, go to