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Colonel Chris Wyatt

Colonel Chris Wyatt is Director of African Studies at the United States Army War College.  He received his commission as a Military Intelligence Officer from Ohio University in 1989.  He is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Counterintelligence course, the Signals Intelligence course, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Air Assault School, Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.

Prior to his arrival at Carlisle Barracks, he was assigned to the U.S. Mission to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he was the Senior Military Advisor to the mission and the U.S. Africa Command Liaison Officer to the African Union.  Previous assignments include service as Assistant S2 and Battalion S2 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry, Gelnhausen, Germany; Brigade S2, 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Hanau, Germany; Assistant Professor of Military Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Counterintelligence Coordinating Authority, Task Force Eagle, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Commander, Vicenza Military Intelligence Detachment, Vicenza, Italy; Foreign Area Officer U.S. Defense Attaché Office in Tunis, Tunisia; Cryptologic Liaison Officer, National Security Agency; Executive Officer for the CMM Strategic Partners Initiative, NSA; Chief-of-Staff for Cryptologic Mission Management (CMM), NSA; Senior Africa Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency; Southern and Central Africa Branch Chief, Africa Division, DIA; Deputy Chief, Africa Division, DIA; Chief, U.S. Office of Security Cooperation, Monrovia, Liberia; Chief, U.S. Office of Security Cooperation, Gaborone, Botswana; Deputy Division Chief and Branch Chief South / International Military Engagement Division, J-5, US Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; Chief, Office of Security Cooperation Niger, Niamey, Niger; Chief, Office of Security Cooperation Mauritania, Nouakchott, Mauritania; Senior Africa Foreign Area Officer, J-5, US Africa Command and Chief, Office of Security Cooperation Uganda, Kampala, Uganda.

Colonel Wyatt holds a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (5OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 stars), Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (10), NATO Medal (Bosnia), Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and the Air Assault Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award (3 - NSA, DIA, AFRICOM), Valorous Unit Award.