Kevin Felix – President/CEO

Kevin Felix – President/CEO

Kevin Felix


  • Business Development
  • Government Affairs and Advocacy
  • Supply Chain/Parts Obsolescence
  • Concept & Capability Development
  • Whole of Government Ed/Training
  • Seminar & Ideation Facilitation
  • Dense Urban/Megacities Research


  • Whole of Government Affiliate, William & Mary
  • Ph.D. Candidate (ABD), GPIS, ODU
  • National Security Fellow, Harvard University, JFK School of Government, Cambridge, MA
  • MA (Int’l Relations/focus in Int’l Law), Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, SZ
  • BS (Civil Engineering), United States Military Academy, West Point, NY


  • ”The Case for Megacities” Kevin M. Felix and Frederick D. Wong, US Army War College Parameters, Vol. 45 No. 1 • Spring, 2015

  • “A Case for Human Dimension Training: Decision Science and Its Potential for Improved Soldier Resilience and Decision-making at Every Level”, AUSA Land Warfare Paper No. 85, October 2011. (Chosen as the winner of the 2011 AUSA writing contest).

COL(R) Kevin Felix, a former Army Field Artillery and Foreign Area Officer, has served in multiple artillery and other assignments leading deployed combat formations and supporting the development of the institutional and operational Army, in both the US and in other Allied/partner nations.

He completed 30 years of active federal service in the Army on 1 June 2015. He is the President/CEO of Claris Global Strategies, LLC. This is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that conducts strategic planning, research, facilitation, and communications supporting numerous clients in defense and academia. His last active-duty position was as the Chief, Future Warfare Division, Futures and Concepts Center, Army Futures Command. In this position, he was responsible to the Chief of Staff of the Army to conduct seminars and Title 10 wargames aimed at developing near, mid, and far-term solution strategies for the Army. He led the Army’s reassessment of dense urban challenges via the 2013-2014 Unified Quest seminar series, including the 2014 Deep Futures Wargame on Megacities. Recent work has included SME support to the Army’s Sub-T and Dense Urban Environment technology development efforts as well as the development of the Army’s future Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA).

In his operational assignments, he served most of his career in high readiness, light, and airborne assignments in Vicenza, Italy, with the 82D Airborne Division and in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In 1990 he deployed to Operation Desert Storm with the 82D Airborne and deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003/4, serving as the 101st Airborne Division’s Fires Coordinator during the invasion of Iraq.

He also took command of his battalion, the 2-320th Field Artillery Regiment, in Iraq. His brigade command was the 4th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, Shaw AFB, SC. He deployed the unit in 2008/9 to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, serving as a liaison for operational fires and air-to-ground integration for the Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and Commander, Multi-National Corps-Iraq (MNC-I), to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander (CFACC). He also served on the Joint Staff, J5 as the Senior Advisor to the Chairman, JCS for the Middle East, and later as the Executive Officer to the Assistant to the Chairman, JCS. He also served as Senior TRADOC LNO to the Italian Army General Staff in Rome, Italy.

Kevin Felix is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Greek and French courses and speaks conversational Italian and Spanish. He graduated from the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College and is also a graduate of the International Training Course in Security Policy, at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Master’s degree in international relations from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 2011, his Army War College experience was as a National Security Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in International Studies at the Graduate Program in International Studies (GPIS), Old Dominion University, with a research focus on the integration of synthetic and live training environments to enable Joint Force readiness for a more urbanized global environment. He is also a Whole of government Affiliate at William & Mary and was a lead developer for William & Mary’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence.