Kraig R. Kiehl, D.BA  Intelligence Officer, US Army (Retired)

Kraig R. Kiehl, D.BA

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.

Professional Experience

  • Managing Partner, Knowlton Strategies LLC., (2017-present)
  • Dept. Chair & Senior Army Instructor, Carson Long Military Academy, (2015-2017)
  • Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Kutztown University, (2014-2015)
  • Commander/Deputy Commander, PNG Counterdrug Joint Task Force, (2011-2014)
  • Commandant, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, (2006-2011)
  • CI Special Agent/HUMINT Officer, 2nd MARDIV Forward, (2005-2006)
  • R&D Officer, Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, (2002-2005)
  • Intelligence Officer, National Drug Intelligence Center, (2001-2002)
  • Criminal Justice Instructor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (1999-2001)
  • Intelligence Manager/K&R Consultant, Investigative Resources Global, (1996-1999)
  • Research Associate, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (1995-1996)
  • Investigator, Erie County (PA) District Attorney’s Officer, (1994-1995)
  • Criminal Investigator/Narcotics Investigator, US Air Force, (1989-1993)
  • Security Police, US Air Force, (1986-1989)

Education & Professional Certifications

  • D.BA., Homeland Security, 2013
  • M.A., Criminology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1996
  • B.A., Political Science and Criminal Justice, Edinboro University, 1995
  • US Army Counterintelligence Special Agent Course, 2009
  • US Army Military Intelligence Officer Career Captains Course, 2006
  • US Army CI/HUMINT Managers Course, 2005
  • US Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, 2003
  • US Army Criminal Investigator Course, 1991

Scholarly Activity

  • Kiehl, K.R. (2018). International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL). In B. Arrigo (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security, and Privacy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Kiehl, K.R. (2015). Police Militarization: A Review of History and Best Practices. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Orlando, Florida.
  • Kiehl, K.R. (2015) Comparative Policing Course Design. Greenbelt, MD: Academy of Criminal Justice Science: International Section.
  • Kiehl, K.R. (2013). Examining the relationship between organizational effectiveness and police supervisor leadership style (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 3569890).