Christopher Holshek

Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (ret.), Author of Travels with Harley - Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity

Christopher Holshek, Colonel (retired), U.S. Army Civil Affairs, is a senior civil-military advisor at Narrative Strategies, the International Peace & Security Institute, Alliance for Peacebuilding, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition “Veterans for Smart Power," and the UN Association. His nearly four decades of civil-military experience includes command of the first U.S. Army Civil Affairs battalion to deploy to Iraq. An international consultant on civil-military and peace operations, he is a rare American that served in UN field missions in civilian and military capacities. He writes extensively on peace and security and civil-military topics, and his op-eds and articles appear regularly in <em><a href="" target="_hplink">Foreign Policy</a></em>, <em>The Huffington Post</em> and other publications worldwide. He is also founder of the "<a href="" target="_hplink">National Service Ride</a>" project to move America forward through citizenship and service, based on his book, <em><a href="" target="_hplink">Travels with Harley - Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity</a></em>.

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