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Christopher D. Gardner, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Assistant Chief and Comptroller of the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Va.

Mr. Gardner was born in Washington, D.C., and entered the Air Force in 1971. He served tours in the continental United States and Southeast Asia prior to his discharge in 1974, when he joined the District of Columbia Air National Guard. He was the senior production controller for the 113th Fighter Wing until transferring, in his civilian capacity, to the U.S. Army Materiel Command in 1979. He served in numerous positions within the logistics career field, including assignments with the Executive Office of the President and the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Development.

As Chief of Mobilization and Reserve Component Support in 1986, Mr. Gardner directed overall mobilization planning for the Army Materiel Command. In 1989, he was assigned as Chief of Command Operations and, at the end of Desert Shield and Desert Storm, became Chief of the Logistics Support Activity Transition Team where he oversaw the largest Base Realignment and Closure consolidation at that time.  From 1993 to 2000, he assumed the position of Deputy Commander and was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the USAMC's Logistic Support Activity at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to his current position, he was Director of the Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau. Mr. Gardner was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in July 2000. He retired from the Air National Guard in 1995 after 23 years of service.

1984 Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Park University, Parkville, Mo.
1992 Logistics and Acquisition Management Program, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.
1997 National Security Management Course, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2000 Master of Arts degree in public administration, Syracuse University, N.Y.

1. 1974 - 1979, flight mechanic controller, crew chief and senior production controller, District of Columbia Air National Guard, Washington, D.C.
2. 1979 - 1983, logistic management specialist, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Alexandria, Va.
3. 1983 - 1985, assignments with the Executive Office of the President and Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Development, Washington, D.C.
4. 1986 - 1989, Chief, Mobilization and Reserve Component Support, U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistic Support Activity, Alexandria, Va.
5. 1989 - 1991, Chief of Command Operations, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Washington, D.C.
6. 1991 - 1993, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistic Support Activity, Alexandria, Va.
7. 1993 - 2000, Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command Logistic Support Activity, Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, Ala.
8. July 2000 - June 2004, Director of the Joint Staff and assistant to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
9. June 2004 - present, Assistant Chief and Comptroller of the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.

Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award (2)
Superior Civilian Service Award (3)

Society of Logistics Engineers

(Current as of August 2006)


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