Strategic Security &
Intelligence Officer, US Army (Retired)
Kraig Kiehl is a retired US Army Intelligence Officer with over 25 years of experience in the areas of law enforcement, intelligence operations, and security. Prior to his retirement from active military service, Dr. Kiehl served as the Deputy Commander and Executive Officer for the Pennsylvania National Guard Counterdrug Joint Task Force and the Commandant for the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center. Dr. Kiehl began his career as a military police officer and criminal investigator. Dr. Kiehl has served in the Middle East, Europe, Central America, and South America in operational assignments as an intelligence officer, human intelligence officer, counterintelligence special agent, counter-narcotics officer, and a security specialist. Dr. Kiehl has extensive experience teaching at the college-level in the areas of criminal justice systems, criminal investigations, intelligence operations, and homeland security with previous teaching appointments at Kutztown University, Lebanon Valley College, Messiah College, Columbia Southern University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and Central Piedmont College. Dr. Kiehl’s research interests include leadership issues in the intelligence community, intelligence operations, homeland security issues, and the emergence of domestic intelligence. Dr. Kiehl holds a Doctorate in Business Administration/Homeland Security from Northcentral University, Master of Arts degree in Criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Edinboro University. Dr. Kiehl is recipient of the Knowlton Award from Military Intelligence Corps Association for significant contribution to the intelligence community.