Colonel CHRISTOPHER J. HOBBS

Col. Christopher Hobbs is the Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah. He assists the Commander in leading a team of more than 8,500 personnel performing depot maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of the A-10, C-130, T-38, F-16, F-22, F-35 and the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system. The complex currently operates globally in locations in Japan and at bases across eight U.S. states, while overseeing the national-level airpower reservoir for aircraft storage, reclamation, regeneration, and disposal at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona. Additionally, the Air Logistics Center produces aerospace commodities including electronics, avionics, instruments, power systems, and software for the assigned weapon systems, is the landing gear center of excellence for the Air Force, and directly supports a global supply chain enabling Department of Defense and allied combat operations.

Col. Hobbs graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1997, where he received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has held leadership positions at United States Air Forces Central, Headquarters Air Force, and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. He has also commanded at group and squadron levels, and deployed multiple multiple times throughout his career supporting contingency operations overseas.

Prior to his current assignment, Colonel Hobbs served as the Commander of the 459th Maintenance Group, 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland

EDUCATION
1997 Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va.
1999 Master of Arts degree in Management, Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2009 Master of Business Administration, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
2010 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Joint Air and Space Senior Staff Officer Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2013 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by seminar
2016 Master of Science in National Resource Strategy, The Eisenhower School, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2021 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, UNC, Chapel Hill, N.C.
2022 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Allen L. Freed Associates, Washington, DC
2022 Strategic Mindset Seminar, Stimson Associates, Inc., Alexandria, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1997 – June 1998, Assistant Flight Commander, Sortie Generation, 437th Aircraft Generation Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
2. June 1998 – June 1999, Flight Commander, Fabrication Flight, 437th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
3. June 1999 – June 2000, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, 637th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron,
Charleston AFB, S.C.
4. June 2000 – June 2001, Officer in Charge, Wing Protocol, 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston AFB, S.C.
5. June 2001 – May 2005, Officer in Charge, Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 315th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Charleston AFB, S.C.
6. May 2005 – June 2009, Maintenance Operations Officer, 315th Maintenance Group, Charleston AFB, S.C.
7. June 2009 – July 2010, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. January 2010 – December 2010, Commander, 94th Maintenance Squadron, Dobbins ARB, Ga.
9. December 2010 – August 2014, Joint Base Strategic Coordinator, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
10. August 2014 – August 2015, Deputy Commander, 315th Maintenance Group, Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
11. August 2015 – June 2016, Student, The Eisenhower School, NDU, Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.
12. June 2016 – February 2019, Senior Officials Inquiries Officer, SAF/IGS, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
13. February 2019 – February 2022, Commander, 459th Maintenance Group, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
14. March 2022 – Present, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill AFB, Utah

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 2010 – August 2011, senior program analyst, Business Transformation Agency, Arlington, Va., as a lieutenant colonel
2 October 2020 – December 2021, director, Personnel Force Innovation, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Indianapolis, Ind., as a colonel

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with seven oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Air Force Reserve Command General Lew Allen Trophy 2003
Air Mobility Command Outstanding Reserve Associate Maintenance Officer of the Year 2006

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1997
First Lieutenant May 28, 1999
Captain May 28, 2001
Major May 28, 2005
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 20, 2010
Colonel Nov. 1, 2015

(Current as of July 2022)