Veteran Army Officer and Leadership Expert, Kevin Black, to Share Insights on Chaos and Leadership at Virginia Military Institute

Scottsdale, Arizona – Kevin Black, MA, MBA, a distinguished veteran U.S. Army officer, renowned leadership expert, and strategic advisor, is set to captivate the audience at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) with his profound insights on leadership in the face of chaos. Kevin will be a featured speaker at the 2023-24 Annual Leadership Theme: Adapting to Complex Situations, an event that promises to shed light on the critical skills leaders need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

With a background marked by exceptional military service and a successful career as a strategic advisor, Kevin Black is uniquely positioned to share his knowledge and expertise with the nation’s future leaders. Kevin’s mission is clear: to help organizations navigate the turbulent waters of chaos through the development of first-rate leaders and the implementation of flexible strategies.

Throughout his career, Kevin has worked with a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to publicly traded companies like LifeLock and Medtronic, contributing to the creation of over $600 million in value. His innovative approach to leader education combines computer wargaming with behavioral profiling, offering a holistic understanding of how leaders and teams operate in the most challenging environments.

Kevin Black’s upcoming book, “Strength in Chaos: A Leader’s Guide to Mastering the Uncontrollable,” is highly anticipated and expected to be a game-changer in the field of leadership. The book delves into the concept that chaos is the ultimate test of a leader and team, and it equips readers with the tools and insights needed to thrive in such conditions.

Speaking about his upcoming participation at VMI, Kevin Black shared his enthusiasm, stating, “Chaos is the ultimate test of a leader and team. I’m very excited to bring my expertise from the military and civilian worlds to help the nation’s future leaders gain strength in chaos.”

The 2023-24 Annual Leadership Theme: Adapting to Complex Situations is a conference dedicated to exploring leaders’ and followers’ ability to adapt to the uncertainty, unexpectedness, and volatility of complex situations. Kevin Black’s presentation will focus on the crucial role of personalities and behaviors in affecting leadership within chaotic environments.

Kevin Black’s impressive background includes ten years of teaching American Military History at Scottsdale Community College, as well as being published in Forbes and USA Today. He is also the host of the widely acclaimed Black Market Leadership podcast, where he shares valuable insights on leadership, strategy, and navigating uncertainty.

As Kevin takes the stage at the Virginia Military Institute, attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of how to lead effectively when facing chaos, drawing from his rich experience and innovative methodologies.

For more information about Kevin Black, his upcoming book, and his speaking engagement at VMI, please visit

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