Dr. Kevin D. Stringer


Dr. Kevin D. Stringer

Diverse senior management positions in off-shoring, strategic advisory, international private and institutional banking, UBS, Zurich, Switzerland


Visiting Professor / Security Studies

Visiting Senior Mentor / JCGSC (2007-08) Module
202 – Euro-Atlantic security




Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Political Science / International Relations, Center for Security Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, 2003

Dissertation: Benchmarking Organizations in Political Science: Military Role Suitability for Citizen-Soldier Land Forces: An Analysis of Swiss Army 95 Training Readiness through the Optic of the US National Guard
Final Oral Examination: Comparative Politics: With Distinction
Fields: International Security, International Relations, Comparative Politics
Master of Arts (M.A.), International Relations, Boston University, Boston, 1996

Comprehensive Exam: With Distinction
Fields: Nationalism, Eastern Europe
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Engineering / History, US Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1987

Graduated in top 5 percent of class as a Distinguished Cadet
Dean's List for 4 years

Specialized Education

US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, USA, 2001
Competitive Strategy Course, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, 2001
US Army Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Germany, 1998
Francophone Africa Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., USA, 1997
US Army Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Ft. Rucker, AL, USA, 1994
Consular Diplomacy Course, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., USA, 1994
Western Europe Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., USA, 1994
Foreign Service Officer Basic Course, Foreign Service Institute, Washington D.C., USA, 1994
German Language Studies, Goethe Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, 1992
Policy and Programs Intern, NATO Military Headquarters, Mons, Belgium, 1986

Teaching Activities:

May 2006 - present Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Baltic Defence College, Tartu, Estonia
Summer 2005 Research Visitor, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Fall 2004 Assistant Professor in International Political Economy, MBA Program, Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management, Archamps Campus, France
Spring 2004 Lecturer, Trading & Financial Engineering module, Swiss Banking School Executive Program, Zurich, Switzerland

Books and Publications:

Military Organizations for Homeland Defense and Smaller Scale Contingencies: A Comparative Approach (Westport, CT: Praeger International, 2006). ISBN: 0-275-99308-6
An Economic Diagnosis of Palau through the Liechtenstein Lens: Moving Up the Value Chain – International Political Economy Strategies for Microstates, Pacific Island Development Program Working Paper Series, (Honolulu, Hawaii: East-West Center, Feb 2006).
The Visa Dimension of Diplomacy, Discussion Papers in Diplomacy, No. 91 (The Hague: Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael', March 2004).
Euro Payments Clearing: The Shift to an Advisory Approach for Correspondent Banking (Stuttgart: Verlag Paul Haupt, 2003).

Selected Published Articles:

“Business Concepts for the Security Sector: Benchmarking, Core Competencies, and Outsourcing,” Baltic Security and Defence Review, Volume 9, 2007
“A Supreme Commander for the War on Terror,” Joint Force Quarterly, January 2007
“The Pacific Microstates and US Security,” Foreign Service Journal, November 2006
“Paradise Lost,” Intersec, October 2006
“Pacific Island Microstates: Pawns or Players in Pacific Rim Diplomacy?” Diplomacy and Statecraft 17(3), September 2006
“European Border Security and the Schengen Accords,” Intersec, October 2005
"Critical Installation Security: The Labours of Hercules," Intersec, September 2005
"European Helicopter Search and Rescue Units," Intersec, May 2005
"Visa Diplomacy," Diplomacy and Statecraft 15(4), December 2004
"North Africa: The Alhucemas Bay Landings," Military Review, Jan-Feb 2002
"The Three Tank Platoon, A Consideration for Army XXI," Armor, March-April 2001
"Infantry Marching Endurance in History," Military Review, Nov-Dec 2000
"A Homeland Defense Mission," Military Review, May-Jun 2000
"Citizen-Soldiers and Refugee Support Operations: The Swiss Model," ROA National Security Report, Oct 1999
"Waterways and Maritime Management Strategy," Intersec, Nov-Dec 1998
"Brave New Consular World,” Foreign Service Journal, Jun 1998
"Biological Weapons and Agricultural Terrorism," Intersec, Mar 1998
"Alien Smuggling: A Global Security Phenomenon," Intersec, Nov 1997
"Interview with Major General Smith, USASETAF," Jane's Defence Weekly, Nov 1997
"Regional Airborne Brigades for Operations Other than War," Army, Sep 1997
"Travel Document Fraud: An International Security Issue," Intersec, Nov-Dec 1996
"US Army Lion Brigade poised for action," Janes' Defence Weekly, 21 Aug 1996
"Border Control: A Key Component of National Security," Strategic Review, Summer 1996
"The Changing Role of the Swiss Grenadiers," Janes' Defence Weekly, 24 Jun 1996
"The Marine Air-Ground Task Force in Operations Other than War," Marine Corps Gazette, Nov 1995
"The Political Strength of Visa Diplomacy,” Foreign Service Journal, Aug 1995
"Bicycle Infantry: The Swiss Experience," Infantry, Sep-Oct 1994

Professional Experience:

Apr 98 - present Diverse senior management positions in offshoring, strategic advisory, international private and institutional banking, UBS, Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 91 - May 94 Relationship Manager - North America, Financial Institutions, Swiss Bank Corp., Zurich, Switzerland

Military Experience:

Oct 91 - Mar 05 Major, US Army Reserve, USA, Italy, and Germany

Public Affairs Officer, 1st US Army Reserve Linguist Unit, Arlington, VA
Secretary of the General Staff, European Command (EUCOM) Headquarters, Stuttgart, Germany
Executive Officer, 6th Aviation Company, Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy
Operations Officer, 6th Aviation Company, Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy
Assistant Defense Attaché, US Defense Attaché Office, Bern, Switzerland
May 87 - Oct 91 Captain, US Army, USA and Germany

Aeroscout Platoon Leader, 4th Aviation Regiment, Mainz, Germany
Brigade S1 (Personnel), 4th Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany
Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, Mainz, Germany
Army schools completed:
Airborne, Air Assault, Jumpmaster, SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape), and Flight (rated helicopter pilot)

Government Experience:

Jun 94 - May 97 Diplomat, US Foreign Service, London, UK and Washington, D.C.


English - fluent (mother tongue)
German - fluent
French - basic (read only)
Italian - basic (read only) 


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