Marines

Lt Col Christopher W. Allen(USAF)

 

Military Faculty Advisor
Cyber Effects Operations (17S)

Contact Information

Areas of Expertise:
  • Federal Law Enforcement / Private Investigations
  • Counterintelligence / Counter-Threat Operations
  • Cyber Effects Operations

Civilian Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), University of Louisville, 1997

Military Education

  • Air War College, Non-Resident, 2018
  • Master of Philosophy (Military Strategy), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2015
  • Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, 2014
  • Air Command and Staff College, Non-Resident, 2010
  • Master of Arts (Security Studies/Middle East), Naval Postgraduate School / Defense Language Institute (Arabic), 2009
  • Squadron Officer School, 2006
  • United States Air Force Special Investigations Academy / Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 2003
  • Aerospace Basic Course, 2001
  • Officer Training School, 2001

Major Assignments

  • 2019-2021, Commander, 67th Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
  • 2019, Deputy Chief, Cyber Squadron Initiative Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • 2018, Director of Communications (J6), Special Operations Command Forward – North and West Africa, United States Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, Baumholder, Germany
  • 2017-2019, Chief, Cyberspace Policy Branch, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • 2016, Military Assistant to the Special Assistant for the Invisible Combat Wounds Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • 2015-2017, Airpower Strategist, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, DC
  • 2014-2015, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2013-2014, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2012-2013, Commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations Expeditionary Detachment 2405/Task Force Crimson, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
  • 2011-2013, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 405, Maxwell AFB, AL
  • 2010-2011, Director of Operations, AFOSI 24th Expeditionary Field Investigations Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
  • 2007-2010, Air Force Institute of Technology Student, Naval Postgraduate School / Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA
  • 2005-2007, Commander, AFOSI Detachment 422, Altus AFB, OK
  • 2003-2005, Special Investigator, AFOSI Detachment 409, Lackland AFB, TX
  • 2001-2003, Acquisitions Manager, Combat Support Systems Program Office, Eglin AFB, FL 

Awards and Decorations

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (4 devices)
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal (1 device)
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1 device)
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (1 device)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • NATO/ISAF Medal 

Publications

  • “Strange Déjà Vu:  Tackling Information Sharing Problems for Efforts Against Transnational Organized Crime,” Air University (SAASS Thesis), Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, June 2015.
  • “USAF Expeditionary Security Operations 2040:  A Technology Vision for Deployed Airbase Defense Capabilities,” in Defending Air Bases in an Age of Insurgency, Volume II, ed. Shannon W. Caudill, Air University Press, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 2019.

Professional Organization

  • Kentucky Bar Association

 

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