Portrait of CPT Kristofer Seibt

MAJ Kristofer Seibt


International Division Counselor



MAJ Kristofer Seibt was born in Carle Place, NY and graduated from Providence College in 2011.  He commissioned as an Armor officer through the ROTC program and was first assigned to the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Germany.  He served as a scout platoon leader and troop executive officer while assigned to the 173rd. During that period, he deployed once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and twice to Estonia in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. MAJ Seibt joined the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Division after attending the Military Intelligence Captains Career Course in 2015. While there, he served as a BCT Assistant S2, and subsequently as the Squadron S2 for 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment. In 2018, MAJ Seibt assumed command of 3rd Brigade’s Military Intelligence Company. After command, MAJ Seibt entered Columbia University and graduated in 2021 with an MA in European History, Politics, and Society. He currently instructs in the International History Division at the United States Military Academy.

Ongoing Research Projects

Under review with The Journal of Military History: “My Heart Bled: Sustained Destruction and the Economics of Coercion in German Cameroon.”

Publications & Presentations

“My Heart Bled: Sustained Destruction and the Economics of Coercion in German Cameroon,” Master’s Thesis. Columbia University in the City of New York.

Seibt, Kristofer W. “Beyond Strategic Empathy,” The Strategy Bridge (October 29, 2020): https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2020/10/29/beyond-strategic-empathy.

Seibt, Kristofer W. “Assessing United States Military Modernization Priorities,” Divergent Options (January 25, 2021): https://divergentoptions.org/2021/01/25/assessing-united-states-military-modernization-priorities/.

Seibt, Kristofer W. “Beware the Allure of Counter-models,” The Strategy Bridge (April 9, 2021): https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2021/4/9/beware-the-allure-of-counter-models.

“Colonization through Violence and Military Intervention,” July 22, 2021, Applied History Event, The Society for Military History and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.