Marines


Biography

 

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Chase
COMMANING OFFICER
MARINE WING SUPPORT SQUADRON 473

LtCol Chase was commissioned at Texas A&M University on 13 Aug 99. After graduating from The Basic School, he attended GSOC 01-00 and was assigned to Marine Air Support Squadron One as the Supply and Fiscal Officer. In 2003, LtCol Chase transferred to Quantico to serve at School of MAGTF Logistics as Support Operations Officer and Assistant G-3 at Marine Corps University.

LtCol Chase conducted a lateral move to Intelligence and transferred to 1st Intelligence BN in 2005. He supported Operation IRAQI FREEDOM multiple times as Battlespace Support Team OIC and AFP Commander, then served as the Intel Plans Officer for I MEF.

LtCol Chase transferred from Active Duty to the Reserves in 2009. He mobilized to Headquarters Marine Corps Intelligence Department from 2009-2012 where he served as Senior Intelligence briefer and analyst. He also served as senior Marine Intel Watch Officer on the National Joint Intelligence Operations Center. In 2013, LtCol Chase supported Operation ENDURING FREEDOM with Combined Joint Special Operations Command and served as senior Intel advisor to the Afghan Special Operations Command.

LtCol Chase transferred to 4th Reconnaissance BN as Asst S-2, then Intelligence Support BN as the OpsO, Det OIC, and XO. He served as the senior Intel Marine to AFRICAN LION in 2016, and Intel Reserve OIC for PANAMAX in 2017. LtCol Chase then moved to the J28 with the Joint Reserve Intel Support Element. In 2019, LtCol Chase transferred to Defense Intelligence Agency to serve as faculty for National Intelligence University and Det OIC.

As a civilian, LtCol Chase has worked for different government agencies in the National Capital Region as a federal civilian and has deployed to support combat operations as a civilian. He currently works for Army Futures Command supporting the adoption of technology and modernization of the force. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, son, and daughter.

LtCol Chase is a graduate of the resident program from U.S. Army War College, Command & Staff College, and Reserve Senior Staff Course. He holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from National Intelligence University and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from U.S. Army War College. His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (gold star in lieu of second award), and the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (gold star in lieu of second award).