CEO, board member, Marine Corps veteran

Ché writes about: Foreign Affairs, Science, Technology

Ché Bolden is the President and CEO of The Charles F. Bolden Group, an executive leadership firm established for the global advancement of science and security. The Bolden Group transforms and cultivates leadership across the four focus areas of National Security; Space and Aerospace Exploration; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math plus the Arts and Design (STEM+AD) education, and Health Initiatives.

A 26-year Marine Corps veteran, Ché has extensive expertise in aerospace, political-military and international affairs, critical infrastructure, and HUMAN+machine collaboration. Over the course of his military career, he traveled the globe to ensure peace.

Ché was a Federal Executive Fellow at the Brookings Institution where he was immersed in cutting edge policy discussions around ethical AI, digital transformation, and HUMAN+machine collaboration. He concluded his active-duty service directing and leading enterprise modernization efforts to evolve critical infrastructure through the integration of AI/ML tools, autonomous systems, and data analytics.

Ché is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, on several non-profit and for boards, and the creator/founder of Inter Astra, a Bolden Group platform to expand equitable opportunities in the emerging space economy. He received a B.S. in History from the United States Naval Academy, a Global Master of Arts, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and a M.A., Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College. He lives in McLean, Virginia.

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