The American Leadership & Policy Foundation welcomed General Kenneth Chrosniak to the Board of Directors earlier this year, and most recently, the Board has voted General Chrosniak to serve as Vice Chairman.
General Chrosniak enlisted in the Army in 1965, was commissioned through Officer Candidate School, and went on to serve 37 years of combined duty in the Regular Army, Army Reserve, and the National Guard. Ken was promoted by New York Governor George Pataki to Brigadier General in 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Daemen College, a Master’s in Education from Saint Bonaventure University, and is a graduate of the Army War College.
General Chrosniak has served in varied command and staff assignments in the U.S. and overseas, including Vietnam, Bosnia, Kuwait, and Iraq.
General Chrosniak retired from active duty in 1998 as a Colonel while an instructor at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, PA, and remained at the Barracks as a civilian faculty instructor. After 9-11 he was recalled to active duty service and served two years on the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, where he helped write the National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terror, with follow-on service in Iraq for several months at the U.S. Embassy in Bagdad, and later as Commander of the Abu Ghraib Forward Operating Base and detention facility. He returned home for one year when he was again recalled to Active Duty for an additional two years as Chief of Staff of the Army Asymmetric Warfare Office located in the Pentagon.
His most significant decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.
General Chrosniak is Vice-President of Cumberland-Goodwill Ambulance Company, and an active Firefighter with Carlisle Fire and Rescue Company. He is also a Senior Fellow of EMPact America.
General Chrosniak and his wife Gayle call Carlisle their home. They have two sons, Joshua and Christian, a daughter Stephanie, and two grandchildren.