Lieutenant Colonel Christopher M. Richardson is a native of North Carolina and enlisted in the United States Army as a Construction Equipment Repairer (62B). As a Staff Sergeant (P), he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School where he received a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps. Following his commission, he then received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Studies from the University of Maryland. Continuing his education, he received a Master’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Art degrees in Management and Leadership from Webster University.
LTC Richardson’s previous assignments include Material Management Officer with the Regimental Material Management Center (RMMC) and Maintenance Support Team (MST), Platoon Leader for 3D Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR), Shop Officer for 52nd ENG BN (CBT HVY), Maintenance Control Officer for 1-8 INF BN, Support Operations Maintenance Officer (MATO) for the 64th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB), 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 4ID, and commanded the 606th Forward Support Company and the Rear Detachment of 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment (FAR ), G5 Logistics, Planner for 4ID, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Chief CJ35 for Commander Kandahar (COMKAF), NATO, Support Operations Officer for 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (1SBCT), 4ID, Brigade Executive Officer for 4th Sustainment Brigade (4SB), 4ID, J4 for the Mission Command Element (MCE) in Poznan, Poland, and recently, the J4 for the Joint Navigation Warfare Center, USSPACECOM at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM.
LTC Richardson’s military education includes Ordnance Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Joint Planner Course, Support Operations Phase I & II, Joint Professional Military Education II, and Advanced Navigation Operations.
LTC Richardson’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Award with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals with one campaign star, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with bronze numeral “2”, Army Good Conduct Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Overseas Service Medal with bronze numeral “4”, NATO Medal, and Combat Action Badge.
LTC Richardson is married with three children.