Senior Adjunct Fellow
Expertise: National Security Strategy, National Military Strategy, Strategic Communications
Areas of Interest: Energy Security, Terrorism, Asymmetric Operations
Kendric H. Robbins is a retired Army officer with more than twenty years of experience serving in tactical, operational and strategic level assignments. Most recently, he served as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the United States Army. Prior to that assignment, he commanded a Stryker infantry battalion forward stationed in Germany. He has also served as the operations officer and later executive officer an infantry battalion while deployed to Salman Pak, Iraq. Ken commanded a cavalry troop as part of the NATO Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia. As a platoon leader, he and his Soldiers operated a remote observation post on the Macedonian and Serbian border conducting UN peacekeeping operations (UNPREDEP). He also served as an assistant professor and executive officer in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point, were he taught courses on American politics.
In 2009, Ken was appointed as one of fifteen White House Fellows by President Obama. He served as a Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. Ken worked closely with career civil servants and politcal appointees at OPM in the drafting of Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, which established the Veterans Employment Initiative. After his White House Fellowship, Ken served as an Army Fellow at the Department of State.
Ken is the co-founder and CEO of Agent Hero Inc., which aims to connect home buyers and sellers with carefully selected professional real estate agents who are military veterans or spouses.
His educational background includes a B.S. in American Politics from the United States Military Academy and a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School where he was recognized for academic and leadership excellence. His military awards include the Legion of Merit, NATO medal, and UN Medal.