Christopher D. Kolenda, Ph.D., founder of the Kolenda Strategic Leaders Academy and U.S. Army Colonel (Ret.), works with small business owners and nonprofit leaders who want to build great teams that drive the business to new heights.
Chris will speak at a virtual event of the Rotary Club of Milwaukee on Tuesday, May 11 at noon. He will discuss the vital lessons of the Afghanistan war and the implications of the U.S. troop withdrawal on American national security.
Chris's battlefield leadership has been featured in several books, including Jake Tapper's bestseller, The Outpost. He is the first American to have fought the Taliban as a commander in combat and engaged them in peace talks.
Chris is the author of three books, Leadership: The Warrior's Art; The Counterinsurgency Challenge; and Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong about War (coming in October 2021). He enjoys daily walks along Lake Michigan with his wife, Nicole, and Daisy, their German Shepherd. His 2022 goal is a cross-country bike ride to visit the gravesites of his six fallen soldiers and raise funds for a leadership endowment.
For additional reading about Christopher Kolenda, visit the following links:
- Taliban talks: The Daily Beast, https://bit.ly/3vnWjqY
- NPR interview on President Biden's decision to withdraw troops in Afghanistan, https://n.pr/3dZ4KTJ
- FOX 6 News, https://bit.ly/3ntlAgy