Col. Christopher D. Ogren is the 10th Air Force vice commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. His duties include all fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space, and cyberspace units in the Air Force Reserve Command. When mobilized or used in a full-time capacity, these units provide capability to Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
Col. Ogren was commissioned in 1990 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He entered pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Texas in 1992, and has since logged more than 3,400 hours in the F-16 and F-22 and is a veteran of Operations DESERT STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, NOBLE EAGLE, IRAQI FREEDOM I & II, and ENDURING FREEDOM. Colonel Ogren served as a fighter squadron Director of Operations for both the Reserve and Active components in a Total Force Wing. He also served on the Air Staff and on the Joint Staff as a Level III Joint Qualified Officer.
Before assuming his current position, Colonel Ogren was the Commander, 477th Fighter Group, an F-22 Total Force classic associate at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.
1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research, US Air Force Academy
1997 Squadron Officer, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2012 Air War College, by correspondence
2014 Joint Professional Military Education II, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk Va
1. Sept. 1990 – Oct. 1991, student, undergraduate pilot training, Reese Air Force Base (AFB), Lubbock, Texas
2. Nov.1991 – Dec. 1994, Adjutant, Section Commander, Action Officer, 388th Fighter Wing, Hill AFB, Utah
3. Jan. 1995 – June 1995, student pilot, F-16 Formal Training Unit, 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. July 1995 – Dec. 1997, Chief of Safety, 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
5. Dec. 1997 – Dec. 1998, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Instructor, 8 FW DV Mission Briefer, 80th FS, Kunsan Air Base, Korea
6. Jan. 1999 – May 2000, Flight Commander, Instructor, Evaluator, 522nd Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
7. June 2000 – July 2007 , Air Reserve Technician, 466th Fighter Squadron, Hill AFB, Utah
8. July 2007 – Sept. 2010, Air Reserve Technician, Assistant Director of Operations, 466th Fighter Squadron and Senior Reserve Director of Operations, 421st Fighter Squadron (TFI) Hill AFB, Utah
9. Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2012, F-16 & F-22 Programmer, Combat Forces Division, Directorate of Programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs and liaison officer for Reserve fighter/bomber programs, Directorate of AF Reserve Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington D.C.
10. Sept. 2012 – March 2014, Operations Branch Chief, Deputy Directorate of Integration, Directorate for Joint Force Development (J-7), The Joint Staff, Washington D.C.
11. March 2014 – April 2015, Strategy and Planning Branch Chief, Director’s Action Group, Directorate for Joint Force Development (J-7), The Joint Staff, Washington D.C.
12. April 2015 – July 2016, Deputy Commander, 477th Fighter Group, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER), Alaska
13. July 2016 – Jan. 2019, Commander, 477th FG, JBER, Alaska
14. Jan. 2019 – Present, Vice Commander 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. Sept. 2012 – March 2014, Operations Branch Chief, Deputy Directorate of Integration, Directorate for Joint Force Development (J-7), The Joint Staff, Washington D.C. as a lieutenant colonel
2. March 2014 – April 2014, Strategy and Planning Branch Chief, Director’s Action Group, Directorate for Joint Force Development (J-7), The Joint Staff, Washington D.C. as a lieutenant colonel
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 3400, 405 Combat
Aircraft flown: F-16, F-22
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1990
First Lieutenant May 30, 1992
Captain May 30, 1994
Major May 10, 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 15, 2007
Colonel April 21, 2015
(Current as of Feb. 2019)