Colonel Richard Kemp has spent most of his life fighting terrorism and insurgency, commanding British troops on the front lines of some of the world’s toughest battlefields, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Balkans and Northern Ireland. He is now a writer, journalist, media commentator and motivational speaker. He provides strategic consultancy services on leadership, security, intelligence, counter-terrorism and defense.
In 1993 he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen for intelligence work in Northern Ireland. He took part in the invasion of Iraq in 1991 in a Challenger tank with the Desert Rats, and was decorated for bravery with the United Nations Protection Force in Bosnia in 1994. In 2001, he formed a tri-service organization to train 45,000 British troops deploying on operations each year around the globe, and later was counter terrorism adviser to the Macedonian premier.
His TV appearances include major contributions to a seminal Channel 4 documentary on kidnapping and to the BBC’s recent ‘Secret Pakistan’ series. He was chief adviser for the acclaimed new Channel 4 drama, ‘Secret State’ and Co-Producer of the 2014 Lionsgate SAS action movie ‘I Am Soldier’.