Dr. Richards joined the agency in 2001, bringing more than 30 years of experience in marketing and military strategy.
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.
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.
op-eds and quotes have appeared in publications ranging from Fast Company to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and the New York Times
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.
maintains an active interest in the Middle East and some fluency in Arabic.
He is Adjunct Professor of Strategy and Quantitative Methods at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.