Colonel (Rt.) Leonard Owambo is a professional security and leadership expert with vast experience both locally and internationally having served as Kenya's Defense, Military, Naval and Air attaché to the United States of America (Washington DC), and Canada (Ottawa). He simultaneously served as regional director for Central and Southern Africa in the Washington Corps of Military Attaches.
He earned a US Presidential Award - the Legion of Merit, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services while serving as Kenya’s defense attaché to the United States in the period 2005-2007.
He has contributed greatly to prevention of conflict leading to a generally peaceful outcome of the Kenya General Elections 2013 specifically at the extremely volatile Coast Province region as the Coordinator and overall in charge of the Safe Coast Early Warning and Early Response (SCEWER) unit.
He holds an MA in Leadership from Faith Christian University and Schools, Maryland USA,BA in Organizational Leadership (Magna cum Laude) from Bellevue University, Nebraska, Diploma in International Studies from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Defense Resource Management from Naval Post- Graduate School, Monterey CAO. Additionally, he is a trained and certified Close Protection agent.