News Update from Chris Corsten ’97

Chris Corsten ’97, a native of Marinette, Wisconsin has just published his book “3,000 Days in Afghanistan” detailing his experience in Afghanistan over a ten-year period.

If you ever wondered just what in the world we have been doing in Afghanistan for the last 20 years, this book will help answer many of those questions.

Chris chronicles his experience as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs officer, trying to win the hearts and minds of local Afghans on the ground. Then sheds his uniform to become a civilian counternarcotics advisor, fighting against narcotics in the world’s largest opium and heroin-producing country. Later he becomes the senior program manager for U.S.-funded humanitarian aid projects, working to help build economic prosperity in one of the world’s most impoverished countries.

See Afghanistan and its people through the successes and failures that Chris experienced throughout his journey, and you may find a better appreciation of how dangerous and challenging the experiment in Afghanistan has been.

The book was released on on May 6th, 2020 and on May 8th, 2020 it became a #1 New Release in two categories and a Top 10 Best Seller in one category. It was described by one reader as “fun, unapologetic, and an easy read” and has received several 5-star reviews on Amazon.

The book is available exclusively on at the following link:

Chris Corsten is a well-decorated U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea, Kosovo, Egypt/Israel, and Afghanistan. He attended Marinette Catholic Central High School, graduating in 1993. He later received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ripon College in 1997, an MBA from the University of Maryland University College in 2015, and a master’s degree in Sustainability from Harvard University Extension School in 2019. Chris’ work has been featured on the CBS show“60 Minutes”,  CNN, and Slate Magazine. [Read More].