Leadership: The Warrior's Art (PB)
Foreword by Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, (USA Ret.)
Introduction by LTG Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., (USA Ret.)
No political order, economic enterprise, or military organization has ever achieved significant success, or even survived, without outstanding Leadership. This remarkable work by Christopher Kolenda, was written while he was a member of the faculty in the History Department at West Point. It brings up contributions from some of the most thoughtful minds and practitioners of The Warrior's Art, including a landmark foreword by General Barry R. McCaffery, USA (Ret), combat division leader in the Gulf War and cabinet member in the Clinton Administration. Kolenda and his colleagues explore the matter through its theory, history and contemporary experience. The work is bold, fresh and broad-scale examination of the single most critical factor in making groups drive for success in the face of daunting resistance. It is a volume of monumental significance.
About the Author
Major Christopher D. Kolenda is a U.S. Army officer, currently serving on active duty as regimental officer (S3) with the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, Louisiana. He has previously served with the11th Armored Calvary Regiment in Germany and the 1st Calvary Division at Ft. Hood, Texas. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point with a BS degree in Diplomatic and Strategic History, and earned a MA in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He subsequently taught European History at the Military Academy for three years. He has published articles on military affairs in Armor magazine and Military Review, and received first prize for an essay from the Draper Leadership Council. In addition, he has received eleven awards for achievement and outstanding service. He is married to the former Christine Kampen and has four children: Lauren, Michael, Zachary and Jacob.