Christopher L. Byrom, Col, USAF
National Security Affairs
Col Chris Byrom, U.S. Air Force joined the National Security Affairs faculty in July 2012, teaching Policy Analysis. He was commissioned in 1992 from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. His operational experience includes 3000 hours as an Air Mobility Command pilot (C-21, C-141 and C-17), serving in the Tanker Airlift Control Center as an Air Mobility Cargo Planner (2002-2003) and in the AMC War Plans office (2003-2004), and in the CENTCOM Combined Air and Space Operations Center, Air Mobility Division, as the Chief of Mobility Operations (summer 2008). His defense policy exposure includes Masters-level studies at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Affairs (1996), a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs, Defense Decision-making and Planning, from the Naval Postgraduate School (2005), and an assignment at the State Department’s Office of Strategic Planning and Outreach (2005-2008). At State, he assisted with managing the Secretary’s International Security Advisory Board, served as Executive Secretary for two Board studies (Building International Coalitions to Combat WMD Terrorism; Proliferation Implications of the Global Expansion of Civil Nuclear Power), and assisted the Regional Affairs office with negotiations on disabling/dismantling the DPRK nuclear program. He departed State to serve as Operations Officer for a C-21 squadron and Commander of an Air Force Recruiting Squadron before joining the NWC faculty.
Col Chris Byrom, USAF, joined the National Security Affairs faculty of the U.S. Naval War College in July 2012. He has served 19 years on active duty, primarily in Air Mobility Command as a pilot, but also serving in the State Department as well as a C-21 Squadron Operations Officer and Commander of an Air Force Recruiting Squadron prior to joining the USNWC faculty.
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