Managing partner

Christopher Kirby


Christopher Kirby is a Managing Partner of Command Strategies and the CEO of Defense Products Marketing, Inc., a marketing firm focused on the Federal sector. He also serves as a Managing Partner of Command Communications, a full service business-to-business marketing firm based in Washington DC, and President of CNC Defense, Inc., a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business with expertise in program and budget analysis, contracting, proposals, business development, sales and marketing, located in West Chester, Penn.


Chris is a retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer with over 20 years of combined military, business development and legislative experience representing large and small corporations. Chris provides comprehensive support of clients' products and services by identifying and subsequently influencing customers and decision makers at every critical level; specifically, "from the end user to Capitol Hill," and by "driving the requirement" from the bottom up to establish programs and funding, while providing legislative and policy support from the top down.


During his Marine Corps career, Chris served as an infantryman and artillery officer at the battery, battalion, and regimental levels. Upon leaving the Marine Corps in 2001, Chris joined Oshkosh Corporation's Defense Products Group. Chris served as the Director of Government Operations and was Oshkosh's primary business liaison to the Department of the Army, Department of the Navy, HQ United States Marine Corps, National Guard Bureau, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab and Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Chris was responsible for planning and executing business development and marketing plans for several large multi-billion dollar programs such as the Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) program, the USMC and US Navy's Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) program, the USMC's Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR). Additionally, he had responsibility for developing and supporting the implementation of the Defense Group's Legislative Action Plan.


Chris holds a bachelor of arts degree in international studies and a master of arts in diplomacy from Norwich University. He served as an infantryman with the First Marine Division during Operation Desert Storm.


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