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Christopher Ibsen

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Jul 31, 2019

Christopher Ibsen is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and combat veteran serving in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force as a Legislative Liaison. Prior to his current assignment, Chris was a Liaison Officer from Air Force Special Operations Command serving with Naval Special Operations Development Group. He has experience planning and executing global operational missions working with foreign governments and militaries, as well as senior U.S. Military and Government officials. Chris is a senior-rated instructor pilot with over 3,200 hours and extensive worldwide special operations experiences throughout the Middle East and across the continent of Africa. He was commissioned from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and holds a Master’s degree in Military Operations Art and Science.

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