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Colonel (NZ) Christopher J. Parsons

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher J. Parsons is a New Zealand Army officer and 2015 Carlisle Scholar at the U.S. Army War College. His assignments have included command at unit and brigade levels. Colonel Parsons is a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, a recipient of the New Zealand Distinguished Service Decoration and the U.S. Defense Meritiorious Service Medal. He is a graduate of Canberra University, Massey University, the Australian Command and Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by Colonel (NZ) Christopher J. Parsons

  • Duffer’s Shoal: A Strategic Dream of the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility

    August 11, 2015

    Authored by Colonel Russell N. Bailey, Colonel (NZ) Christopher J. Parsons, Colonel Elizabeth R. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Derek J. O'Malley, Lieutenant Colonel Bob Dixon, Ms. Laura McAleer.
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    This monograph is a powerful primer for strategic and operational thinking. The successful defense of Duffer’s Drift required the nuanced application of hard-earned knowledge; ignoring even one tactical lesson guaranteed certain defeat.