Chris Connolly, Col. (ret.), U.S. Army, joined the JMO Division of the College of Distance Education in July, 2017. Prior to this, he was a Military Professor of Joint Military Operations, joining the faculty in July 2013 after graduating with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval War College. He was commissioned as an Armor officer from the U.S. Military Academy and has served in various Armor, Cavalry, and Infantry assignments in Korea, Germany, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He served as a military advisor to the Afghan Army in 2003 and later commanded 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry (CAB) in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.