Klein, Robert M.

Senior Military Fellow, Center for Strategic Research


Areas of Expertise: Military History, National Security Policy, Operational Planning, Stability Operations/Irregular Warfare, Future Concepts

Colonel Robert M. Klein is a Senior Military Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research in the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS).  Prior to joining INSS, Colonel Klein served as Director, Executive Strategy Group for Headquarters Department of the Army conducting special projects in support of the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Army. 

Colonel Klein has served in a variety of positions to include Military Police officer; Psychological Operations officer; and Strategy, Plans, and Policy officer.  He also served as instructor and assistant professor of military history at the United States Military Academy.  He has held a number of strategy and planning positions with assignments at the United States Army Special Operations Command, RAND (as Army research fellow), the Army Staff, the Joint Staff, Multi-National Force Iraq, Office of Secretary of Defense, and U.S. Army North. Colonel Klein holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Military History and National Security Policy Studies from The Ohio State University. 

Colonel Klein is a graduate of the Naval War College (with Distinction), Defense Strategist Course, and member of the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame.  His deployments include humanitarian demining missions in Lebanon and Mauritania.