Kathryn Kolbe (Col., USAF, Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Kathryn Kolbe most recently served at the Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security, where she led the Congressionally mandated consolidation of 22 component agencies in the National Capital Region. She also served as the Executive Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Services at Customs and Border Protection, providing full-spectrum mission support for 60,000 personnel, responsible for our nation’s trade, travel and border security.

Ms. Kolbe is a retired Air Force Colonel and former installation commander at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, home to the Ogden Air Logistics Complex, two fighter wings and the Utah Test and Training Range. Throughout her Air Force career, she served as an engineer squadron commander in Germany, as a legislative fellow in the US Senate and completed two joint deployments to Iraq. She is a graduate of the Eisenhower School, holds a master’s degree from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University, where she earned her commission, as a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program.