Christopher Rohrbach

Military Professor Joint Military Operations Department
Capt., U.S. Navy
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Biography

Capt. Chris Rohrbach received his commission through OCS in 1997 and reported to Basic Underwater Demolition / SEAL (BUD/S) training. Upon completing BUD/S with class 214, he went on to serve with SEAL teams on both the East and West coasts. He has also served on the staffs of Special Operations Command (SOC), Europe; SOC, Africa; and U.S. Africa Command. He is a distinguished graduate from California State University, Long Beach and holds a master’s degree from the U.S. Naval War College and an executive MBA from TRIUM (NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC Paris).

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights

2017

Commanding Officer, Naval Special Warfare Unit TEN

Deployed as Commanding Officer, SOCFWD-EA (2018).
2014

Commanding Officer, SEAL Team TWO

Deployed as Deputy Commander SOCFWD-East Africa (2016).
2012

Aide de Camp, United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM)

Served as AdC for USAFRICOM CDRs General Ham and General Rodriguez.
2010

Operational Planner, Special Operations Command, Africa

2007

NSWDG Combat Support Squadron Commanding Officer

Responsible for Maritime mobility, Ground mobility, Sniper, Breacher, and Military Working Dog programs. Deployed to Afghanistan as the Task Force Operations Officer (2008).
2005

Troop Commander, NSWTACDEVRON TWO.

Deployed as Troop Commander to Afghanistan (2006), and Iraq (2007).
2003

Operations Officer, SEAL Team THREE. Operations Officer JSOTF-AP, CENTCOM

Operations Officer for SEAL Team THREE. Deployed as JSOTF-AP Operations Officer (2004-2005)
2001

Platoon Commander, FOXTROT Platoon SEAL Team FIVE

Deployed to Iraq and CENTCOM AOR (2003).
2001

CTF-KBAR Operational planner

Deployed to Qatar (2001) and Afghanistan (2002).
1998

Assistant Platoon Commander, BRAVO Platoon SEAL Team EIGHT. SOCEUR NSW planner.

Deployed on USS Enterprise (1998-1999). Deployed on USS Trenton (2000). Deployed to SOCEUR (2000-2001).

Education

Executive M.B.A., TRIUM, 2019

M.A., Command and Staff College, 2010, Strategic Studies

B.A., California State University Long Beach, 1995, Kinesiology

Other Honors

Distinguished Graduate, California State University Long Beach
2016

California State University Long Beach Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee
2016

Albert Woodley Award recipient
(Rugby equivalent to the US Collegiate Heisman Trophy)
1995

US Collegiate Rugby Team
(Captain 1995)
1993-1995

External Memberships and Associations

Navy SEAL Foundation

SEAL Future Fund

Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation

UDT/SEAL Association

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