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Background Information

Employment History

Test Pilot
Northrup Grumman

Esteemed Host
Defense

Associate
Col Boyd

Aviator and Flight Operations
US Navy

Affiliations

Practitioner In Competitive Strategy
J. Addams & Partners , Inc.

Member
Military Officers Association of America

Position, Office of the Secretary of Defense
PA&E

Education

Ph.D.

Ph.D.
Mathematics
University of Mississippi

Web References (197 Total References)


J. Addams & Partners, Inc. • Public Relations Counsel: Professional Staff

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Chet Richards

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Chet Richards
Dr. Richards joined the agency in 2001, bringing more than 30 years of experience in marketing and military strategy. He specializes in application of the strategy developed by the late USAF Colonel John R. Boyd to enable organizations to shape their environments to increase revenue, market share, and profitability. As he writes in a J. Addams & Partners White Paper , "communications-within the firm and with current and potential customers-is essential to building the mutual trust that forms a key part of Boyd's strategy."
Chet blogs on business strategy and sundry other topics at Fast Transients, which incorporates some of the material from his old site, Belisarius.com.
Beginning his career in the Pentagon, Chet has also worked or consulted for Northrop-Grumman, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Navy and Air Force, the SHAPE Technical Center, SAIC, CACI, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Academies of Science, and several other government and non-profit agencies. His op-eds and quotes have appeared in publications ranging from Fast Company to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the New York Times. His latest book on national ssecurity, If We Can Keep It, was published in January 2008 by the World Security Institutes in Washington, DC, and his book for business, Certain to Win , was published in June 2004.
Dr. Richards holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he was the Air Attaché (Reserve) to Saudi Arabia. He maintains an active interest in the Middle East and some fluency in Arabic. He is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200).


Mapping the Alternatives to the Neocon-Neoliberal Diarchy in US Security Policy - Background Articles

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Chet Richards

Chet Richards is director of Defense and the National Interest. His career began at the Pentagon in 1971 and has included employment with Northrop Grumman; the professional services company, CACI, in Washington DC; and Lockheed Martin. A consultant since 1999, he maintains his practice in strategy for business, marketing, and communications through J. Addams & Partners, Inc. (formerly Tarkenton & Addams, Inc.), a public relations firm in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Richards is the author of several previous publications involving applications of late US Air Force Colonel John R. Boyd's strategies. His most recent, Neither Shall the Sword, contrasts several views on the nature of conflict between states and non-state entities.
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Chet Richards President, Kettle Creek, Corp. Atlanta, Georgia. Author, "Certain to Win" and "Swift, Elusive Sword". Colonel, U.S. Air force Reserve (ret).

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Chet Richards


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Chet Richards President, Kettle Creek, Corp. Atlanta, Georgia. Author, "Certain to Win" and "Swift, Elusive Sword". Colonel, U.S. Air force Reserve (ret).

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Chet Richards

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Chet Richards was a close associate of the late US Air Force Colonel John R. Boyd from the mid-1970s until Boyd's death in 1997.
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Chet Richards' career began at the Pentagon in 1971, and has included employment with Northrop, the professional services company CACI in Washington DC, and Lockheed. A consultant since 1999, he maintains his practice in strategy for business, marketing, and communications through J. Addams & Partners, Inc. (formerly Tarkenton & Addams, Inc.), a public relations firm in Atlanta, GA.
Chet is the author of several publications all involving applications of Boyd's strategies. His most recent, A Swift, Elusive Sword, addresses how we can re-fashion the US Defense Department to defend ourselves against the types of non-traditional enemies we will likely face in the 21st Century.
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Chet is also a retired colonel in the US Air Force Reserve, where he served for many years as the Reserve Air Attaché to Saudi Arabia. Prior to that, he was a reservist on the Air Staff in Washington, where he built computer models of fighter aircraft effectiveness. He was commissioned in 1969 through the Army ROTC program at the University of Mississippi.
Chet and his wife, Ginger, live in Atlanta, where, in addition to their work with J. Addams & Partners, they build custom web sites to support the marketing communications needs of their clients. They also own and operate two sites devoted to John Boyd's strategic legacy, Defense and the National Interest and Modern Business Strategy. They have two daughters who, as this is written, are both in graduate school in Georgia, and one very overweight cat.
Chet consults and lectures on Boyd's strategy and its application to business. He is also the only person who has presented Boyd's 8-hour synthesis of modern strategy, Patterns of Conflict, since Boyd's death. Arrangements for Dr. Richards are handled through J. Addams & Partners, Inc. - please contact Jeannine Addams, (404) 231-1132, jfaddams@taradd.com for further information.

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