author of " Travels With Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity"
Christopher Holshek, author of " Travels With Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity"
Col. Christopher Holshek, USA Ret., is a senior civil-military adviser to the International Peace and Security Institute and the Alliance for Peacebuilding. He is also program director for the annual Civil Affairs Symposium and Roundtable and edits the Civil Affairs Issue Papers.
He has bachelor of arts degrees from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and master’s degrees from Boston University and the U.S. Army War College. He is the author of Travels With Harley: Journeys in Search of Personal and National Identity, about his experiences in civil-military operations in Army, joint and multinational settings.
Far more than an account of an 8,000-mile motorcycle adventure across the United States, Travels with Harley is a stirring memoir of an Army veteran’s 30-year quest for peace, personal and national identity. Only through service to others, he learns, can Americans of all ages find their identity and step up to national and global citizenship, starting in their own communities, and move the country forward.
As the nation struggles to find a pathway to its future, Colonel Holshek’s positive and empowering message on citizenship, service, and social responsibility in and beyond America couldn’t be more timely or needed. To promote national unity and help pass the baton of generational leadership, he has created the National Service Ride, a unique platform to connect youth to service learning, funded entirely through book sales. For more information, please visit www.nationalserviceride.net.