Col. Kevin D. Stringer, Ph.D., U.S. Army, Retired, commissioned as an active-duty Army Aviator in 1987 and was a Eurasian Foreign Area Officer and Strategist assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and U.S. Special Operations Command. For interagency assignments, he was Director, Plans and Strategy (J5) for a transregional special operations task force in the Middle East and U.S. Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) Liaison Officer to the Department of State in Washington. He served as a military faculty member at the U.S. Army War College in 2021.
As a civilian, Dr. Stringer has served as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and as a civilian educator and Associate Professor of International Affairs. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania and a Lecturer on Strategy at the University of Northwestern Switzerland.
With more than 30 years of active and reserve military service, his research focuses on irregular warfare, special operations, Russian indirect action, and multinational operations. The author of the book Military Organizations for Homeland Defense and Smaller-Scale Contingencies (2006, Praeger), Dr. Stringer has published in Naval War College Review, Joint Force Quarterly, Military Review, Parameters, Special Operations Journal, and the Journal on Baltic Security.