A strategic innovator and change agent … Chris Kolenda is a brilliant strategic thinker who can articulate complex ideas in a simple and concise manner.
A trusted advisor … His strategic advice and insight have been invaluable … He was instrumental in assisting in the development of a strategic design for success [in Afghanistan] that was sent by the Secretary of Defense to the President of the United States … His efforts have helped posture the U.S. for a successful outcome.
Chris Kolenda is a tactical genius and strategic thinker . . . [with] an unparalleled understanding of counterinsurgency principles, he is one of our foremost COIN experts.
Chris Kolenda is a brilliant strategic thinker who can articulate complex ideas in a simple and concise manner … Chris is a trusted advisor … [and] a superb natural leader and role model.
A trusted and respected expert, Mr. Kolenda’s advice and counsel were instrumental in the development and adaptation of United States policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
[Leadership: The Warrior’s Art] is the best book on leadership in peace and war that I have even read.