Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D.
US Army Retired
Founder and President
Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, USA Ret. PhD. is a 30-year infantry veteran who commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion levels. A graduate of the University of Dayton (Ohio) 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 US Military Academy at West Point. Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, Ph.D. holds Master of Arts and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College.
Internationally acclaimed author of New York Times bestseller Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters (2006), Colonel Kingseed has also authored a number of other important historical works, including Eisenhower and the Suez Crisis of 1956 (1995), The American Civil War (2004), From Omaha Beach to Dawson’s Ridge (2005), Old Glory Stories (2006), and Conversations with Major Dick Winters (2014). As a recognized expert on military history and leadership, he has written and edited 6 books and written more than 60 articles on leadership and 300 book reviews. A featured expert for the History Channel, Colonel Cole Kingseed has appeared in documentaries on Gens. George S. Patton, Jr., and Douglas MacArthur. In 2009 he received the Army Historical Foundation’s Distinguished Writing Award for his article on US Army leadership during World War II.
Col. Cole C. Kingseed has led military and corporate staff rides to Normandy, Gettysburg, Little Bighorn, and numerous American Civil War and American Revolutionary War battlefields. His clients have included General Electric, Freddie Mac, Home Depot, International Paper, Merrill Lynch, Progressive Insurance, Target Corporation, National Association of Independent Schools, Ameriprise Financial, PetSmart, USAA, and General Mills.
Cole resides with his family in Cornwall on Hudson, New York, and is founder and president of Battlefield Leadership.