Chris Kremidas-Courtney currently serves as the Multilateral Cooperative Engagement Coordinator for U.S. European Command. His previous positions include serving as the Acting Director of Training and Exercises for the Hybrid COE, Political Advisor to the Commander, NATO Training Mission – Iraq and Assistant Political Advisor to Commander, Joint Forces Command Naples.
He has also served as Chief Strategist for US Joint Task Force North, NATO Policy Planner at the US Delegation to NATO, and as Deputy Defense Policy Advisor for the US Mission to the European Union (EU). Previously he served as Regional Cooperation Manager for the Mediterranean region at the EUCOM Joint Interagency Counter-Trafficking Center (JICTC) and served a 22-year career as a US Army Strategist and Intelligence officer.
A recognized expert on countering hybrid and transnational threats and NATO’s comprehensive approach, he organizes and acilitates discussions, seminars and exercises on these topics among high level NATO, EU, and member state officials. Mr Kremidas regularly publishes articles in European journals on countering hybrid and transnational threats and is a facilitator and course designer for NATO Comprehensive Approach seminars throughout Europe.
He earned a master’s degree with honors in Strategic Studies from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Ball State University. He is also a distinguished honor graduate of the NATO Defense College and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.