Executive Leadership

Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D.
US Army Retired
Founder and President

Cole is a thirty-year Infantry veteran who commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level. A graduate of the University of Dayton (OH) in 1971, he served in a variety of military assignments, culminating in his tenure as Full Professor of History and Chief of Military History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Colonel Kingseed holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. Read more about Colonel Kingseed→


Colonel Kevin W. Farrell, Ph.D.
US Army Retired
Chief Executive Officer

Colonel Kevin W. Farrell spent over 30 years in uniform and commanded at the platoon, company, and  battalion  levels. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York,  he   served as an armor officer in a variety of leadership assignments in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and led American soldiers in combat in three different wars, including as an advisor to the Afghan National Army, and most significantly, as the commander of a 1,000-soldier combined arms battalion conducting extended combat operations in East Baghdad, Iraq. He also served on senior-level staffs in Germany and the United States and was visiting professor to the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Colonel Farrell’s most recent military assignment was as a tenured professor, Chief of Military History, at West Point. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Action Badge. Learn More→


Michael Chibbaro
Executive Vice President

Mike is a former senior partner with the global accounting and advisory firm of Ernst & Young LLP(“EY”) and has over 30 years of executive leadership experience. Mike currently serves as Partner and business facilitator with Battlefield Leadership LLC.  He also provides leadership consulting and executive coaching services to leading organizations and professionals. In addition to co-facilitating Battlefield Leadership’s Antietam, Cowpens, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, Little Big Horn, and Normandy programs, Mike is a frequent speaker on the topics of leadership, organizational culture and business ethics. Learn More→