|COLONEL CHRISTOPHER A. WORLEY|
Colonel Christopher A. Worley is the Commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. AFTAC operates and maintains the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System to monitor foreign compliance with various treaties limiting nuclear testing. The focus of AFTAC's nearly 1,000 professionals is to detect special events in the atmosphere, underwater, underground and in space, to determine if they are nuclear and to report them to U.S. senior decision makers.
Colonel Worley was commissioned in 1992 through the Air Force Officer Training Group where he was a distinguished graduate. He initially served as a command and control officer before cross-training to become an intelligence officer in 1995. He has served in a variety of squadron and staff positions, both in the United States and abroad, to include serving as the first commander for the reinstated 450th Intelligence Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and the U.S. Army War College. He is the 2003 recipient of the National Military Intelligence Association Maj. Gen. Jack E. Thomas Award recognizing the top intelligence professional in the Air Force.
Colonel Worley's combat deployments include operations Southern Watch, Vigilant Warrior, Desert Fade, Desert Focus, Desert Fox, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, Assured Delivery and Odyssey Dawn.
1990 Russian as a Second Language, Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR
1992 Bachelor's degree in Russian and soviet studies, University of Arizona, Tucson
1992 Distinguished graduate, Officer Training School, Lackland AFB, Texas
1992 Distinguished graduate, Command Control Officer Course, Keesler AFB, Miss.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
1997 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Intelligence Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1998 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)
2005 Intermediate Developmental Education, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
2006 Master's degree in strategic intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
2008 Air War College (Correspondence)
2010 Master's degree in strategic studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.
2010 Senior Developmental Education, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
1. October 1992 - March 1995, emergency actions officer and executive officer, 605th Munitions Support Squadron, Memmingen AB, Germany
2. April 1995 - December 1995, student, Officer Intelligence Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
3. January 1996 - June 1997, officer in charge, squadron intelligence, 27th Fighter Squadron, Langley AFB, Va.
4. January 1998 - October 2000, officer in charge, combat intelligence operations, 9th Operations Support Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas
5. November 2000 - July 2003, director of operations, U.S. Air Force Weapons School Intelligence Division, Nellis AFB, Nev.
6. August 2003 - July 2005, director of operations, 20th Intelligence Squadron, Offutt AFB, Neb.
7. August 2005 - August 2006, student, Intermediate Developmental Education, Joint Military Intelligence College, Washington, D.C.
8. August 2006 - April 2007, chief, operations and intelligence integration, U.S. Air Force Office of Warfighter Integration, Rosslyn, Va.
9. April 2007 - June 2009, commander, 450th Intelligence Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
10. July 2009 - July 2010, student, Senior Developmental Education, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.
11. July 2010 - July 2011, chief, intelligence interoperability and horizontal integration, Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence, Washington, D.C.
12. July 2011 - April 2012, chief of requirements and assessments, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. May 2012 - present, commander, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
July 2010 - July 2011, chief, intelligence interoperability and horizontal integration, Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
July 2011 - May 2012, chief of requirements and assessments for the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force from the Joint Staff Directorate for Intelligence, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with Valor Device and two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
2003 Air Force Field Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year
2003 DoD/NMIA Maj. Gen. Jack E. Thomas USAF Intelligence Professional of the Year
2010 U.S. Army War College Public Speaking Award
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 29, 1992
First Lieutenant July 29, 1994
Captain July 29, 1996
Major Feb. 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Dec. 1, 2006
Colonel May 1, 2012
(Current as of June 2012)