Lieutenant Colonel Christopher M. Edmondson
Lt Col Edmondson is the Recruiting Flight Commander at the University of Memphis, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 785. Major Edmondson is a professor of Aerospace Studies for the University and is primarily responsible for recruiting new cadets, and educating and commissioning the current Flying Tigers. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the Chief of Group Weapons and Tactics, 655 Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group (ISRG), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. As Weapons and Tactics Chief, he was responsible for coordinating tactics training and improvement efforts for 11 AFRC Intelligence Squadrons engaged in emerging highly technical, diverse and complicated ISR mission sets. Prior to coming to the 655 ISRG, Major Edmondson served as Senior Intelligence Duty Officer at the 618 AOC (Tanker Airlift Control Center). He has also served as Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Flight Commander, 19 Operations Group Intelligence.
Lt Col Edmondson received his commission through the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Air Force ROTC program in 2002. He joined the Air Force Reserve in 2006 after serving as Deputy Flight Commander, 463 OSS Intelligence Flight.
1999 Bachelor of Arts in History, Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
1999 Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Williams Baptist College, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas
2004 USAF Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2004 C-130 Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Little Rock AFB, Arkansas
2005 Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, Joint Special Operations University, Hurlburt Field AFB
2006 Joint PSYOP Orientation Course, Joint Special Operations University, Hurlburt Field AFB
2006 Mobility Electronic Combat Officer Course, Rosecrans ANGB, Missouri
2007 Georgia Tech Research Institute IR Short Course, Rosecrans ANGB, Missouri
2008 Georgia Tech Research Institute RF Short Course, Rosecrans ANGB, Missouri
2009 MQ-1 Intelligence Formal Training Unit, Creech AFB, Nevada
2010 Squadron Officer School- Non Resident
2012 Junior Officer Development Course, McChord AFB, Washington
2014 Master of Arts, Strategic Intelligence, American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia
2014 Intelligence Masters Skills Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2014 Defense Strategic Debriefing Course, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
2015 Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Operations Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
June 2002- October 2002. Transition Officer, AFROTC Det 430, University of Mississippi, Oxford.
October 2002- November 2003. Student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, 71st Flying Training Wing,
Vance AFB, Oklahoma.
November 2003- August 2004. Student, USAF Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas.
August 2004- March 2006. Chief, Intelligence Systems, 463 OSS Intelligence Flight, Little Rock AFB,
March 2006- September 2006. Deputy Flight Commander, 463 OSS Intelligence Flight, Little Rock AFB,
September 2006- January 2009. IMA to Flight Commander, 463 OSS Intelligence Flight, Little Rock AFB
January 2009- June 2009. Senior Mission Intelligence Coordinator, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron,
Creech AFB, Nevada.
June 2009- April 2012. IMA to Flight Commander, 19th Operations Group Intelligence Flight, Little
Rock AFB, Arkansas.
April 2012- October 2013. Senior Intelligence Duty Officer , Air Mobility Command Air Intelligence
Squadron, Scott AFB, Illinois.
October 2013- June 2016. Chief of Group Weapons and Tactics, 655 ISRG, Wright-Patterson
June 2016- Present. Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies and Recruiting Flight Commander, AFROTC Det 785, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal, with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award, with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, with one bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal, with one bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon- Rifle
2005 Major General John S. Patton Outstanding Company Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year, Air Mobility Command.
2005 Major General John S. Patton Outstanding Company Grade Intelligence Officer of the Year, USAF.
Second Lieutenant May 2002
First Lieutenant May 2004
Captain May 2006
Major April 2012
Lieutenant Colonel April 2019
(Current as of May 2019)