Chris served in the United States Navy for thirty two years. A Naval Aviator, he commanded two helicopter squadrons and two amphibious warships. As a Flag Officer he commanded Navy installations in the Republic of Korea and the five-state Mid Atlantic Region. His final assignment was as the Director of Ashore Readiness for the Chief of Naval Operations.
Since retirement from the Navy in 2004 Chris has worked as a consultant to private industry and the Department of Defense in energy, environment, facilities, and management fields. He now serves as President of the Navy Safe Harbor Foundation, and is chairman of the Board of Directors for the Military Bowl Foundation.
His wife Kathy and he reside in Vienna, Virginia.