Commander

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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mullins

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher R. Mullins is the Professor of Aerospace Studies, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 355 at Boston University. He is responsible for commanding, educating, training, developing and commissioning approximately 50 cadets from as many as 9 major universities in the Boston area.

Lt Col Mullins enlisted in the United States Navy in November 1993 and served six years as a Hospital Corpsman before earning his commission in the Air Force in 2000 through Officer Training School. A graduate of the University of Maryland University College‘s Asian Division, he is a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Intelligence Officer Course and has held a variety of operational intelligence, education and training, and joint and combined operations assignments.  Lt Col Mullins has served in both Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Prior to his current position, Lt Col Mullins was the Acting Branch Head for Intelligence Operations and Deputy Division Head, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), Combined Air Operations Center Uedem, Germany, where he oversaw intelligence support to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) peacetime Air Policing mission.  He also served as Training Branch Head for 185 joint and combined NATO staff members.

Lieutenant Colonel Mullins assumed his current position in July 2017.

EDUCATION

2000 Bachelor of Science in Management, University of Maryland University College 2000 Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Distinguished Graduate, Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2007 Top Third Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2007 Master of Science in International Relations, Troy University, Troy, Ala.
2009 Top Graduate National Security Affairs, Master of Arts in Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2009 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance 300 Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2016 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 2017 Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JPME-II), Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. July 2000–July 2001, Student, 315th Training Squadron, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
  2. August 2001–October 2002, Korea Watch Officer, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  3. October 2002–October 2003, North Korea Air Analyst, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  4. October 2003–August 2004, Korean Air, Ballistic Missile and Weapons of Mass Destruction Analyst, Joint Intelligence Center Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
  5. September 2004–November 2005, Chief of Intelligence Analysis, 18th Operations Support Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
  6. November 2005–November 2006, Chief of Intelligence, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
  7. November 2006–August 2007, Chief Plans, Programs and Exercises, 18th Operations Support Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan (January 2007–May 2007, Shift Chief, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq)
  8. September 2007–March 2009, Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
  9. April 2009–June 2010, Instructor, South and Central Asia Orientation Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, Fl.
  10. June 2010–June 2011, Intelligence Advisor, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisor Group, NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, Kandahar
  11. June 2011–July 2012, Director, Central Command Theater for Special Operations Forces Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, Fl.
  12. July 2012–July 2014, Senior Intelligence Officer, 563d Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
  13. July 2014–September 2015, Training Branch Head, Combined Air Operations Center Uedem, Germany
  14. September 2015–July 2017, Deputy Division Head Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Combined Air Operations Center Uedem, Germany

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

  1. July 2014–September 2015, Training Branch Head, Combined Air Operations Center Uedem, Germany, as a major
  2. September 2015–July 2017, Deputy Division Head Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Combined Air Operations Center Uedem, Germany, as a major and lieutenant colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Service Achievement Medal Navy Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2007 Member, Apollo Problem Solving Flight, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2009 Outstanding Thesis Award, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2013 Air Force Analysis, Assessments, and Lessons Learned (A2L2) Outstanding Team of the Year
2013 Desert Lightning Team Field Grade Officer of the Year, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
2013 23d Wing Outstanding Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Field Grade Officer of the Year, Moody AFB, Ga.
2015 European Command Outstanding Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Field Grade Officer of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant 07 Jul 2000
First Lieutenant 07 Jul 2002
Captain 07 Jul 2004
Major 01 Jun 2010
Lieutenant Colonel 01 Oct 2015

(Current as of April 2018)