Christopher Kremidas Courtney
NATO and Political-Military Expert
Liaison to NATO and EU at US European Command
Chris Kremidas currently serves as European Interagency Cooperative Engagement Officer and Liaison to EU and NATO for Civilian Aspects for US European Command (EUCOM). His previous positions include service as 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.
Mr. Kremidas Courtney is a recognized expert on the NATO Comprehensive Approach and has published several articles on it as well as serving as facilitator and course designer for NATO Comprehensive Approach seminars throughout Europe. He is also a sought-after expert on countering hybrid warfare, multinational maritime border security cooperation and has facilitated numerous dialogues on information sharing, coordinated responses, and addressing irregular migration.
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.