Sun-Tzu... because he wrote The Art of War :-)
On a more serious note, I'm impressed with Cassius Brown's analysis, as well as many other comments here. Although she's not on the list, I would have picked Katherine if she wasn't such a b****. I admire ambition and have nothing against a bit of scheming, but how (oh how) did Melissa's daughter turn out to be a futuristic version of Stalin. I mean, there's enough political tension in the BT Universe, did she also have to be "evil", as if she had a mixture of Kurita and Liao mentors when she was a kid.
Anyways, I don't favor white knight characters but even as a Steiner loyalist, I have reservations about Katherine (or Katrina as she would like to be known, but that somewhat spoils her grandmothers memory).
P.S. I have to admit, I thought she was really hot in the intro of Mechcommander 2
Oh dear, I need a Steiner character with a less skewed moral compass, help, anyone? (And don't say Victor)