Colonel Christine A. Stark
joined the National War College faculty in December 2010. She is a career Military Police Officer with over 27 years of service in the Active Army and the National Guard. Her experience includes assignments with the 10th Mountain Division (L), the 29th Infantry Division (L), the 101st Abn Division (Air Assault), the US Dept of State, as well as senior staff positions at the National Guard Bureau headquarters. Colonel Stark served with the Presidential security detail during the 2001 Presidential Inauguration and has commanded at the Battalion and Brigade level. From 2004 through 2006, she was assigned as the Director of Law Enforcement Operations at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute. While there, she was deeply involved with international and interagency initiatives to improve global transitional security and police capabilities. She served a portion of this tour overseas with the Italian Carabinieri, as the Deputy Director for the Center of Excellence for Stability Police Unit Training, an international police training center in Vicenza, Italy. COL Stark served on the faculty at the US Army War College where she taught with the Department of Military Strategy, Plans, and Operations. Her overseas experiences include time in South and Central America, Germany, Slovenia, Afghanistan, and Bosnia Herzegovina. She has co-authored articles on transitional security and security sector reform after conflict for the US Institute of Peace and recently published a Chapter in the book "Antiquities Under Siege".
COL Stark holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in National Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. She is also a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College.