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CHRISTOPHER L. SHEPHERD

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Mr. Shepherd is the Executive Director of the Joint Enabling Capability Command at U.S. Transportation Command. The JECC provides deployable, mission-tailored joint capability elements to the combatant commanders in order to facilitate rapid establishment of Joint Force Headquarters, fulfill Global Response Force execution and bridge joint operational requirements. The JECC consists of the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa Fla., the Joint Public Affairs Support Element in Suffolk, Va., and the Joint Deployable Team at Norfolk Naval Base, Va., and appropriate support staff totaling more than 1400 military and civilian personnel. The JECC must maintain readiness to deploy lead elements within hours of notification.

Mr. Shepherd is the senior civilian advisor to the Commander, JECC on all matters relating to joint enabling capability programs and requirements. He develops policies and plans, integrates, and coordinates execution of all functions, operations, and activities to achieve a balanced command program.

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor of Science, general, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1982 Master of Science in systems management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
1987 Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1990 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
1997 National Security Affairs Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.
2009 U.S. Navy Executive Business Course, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1978 - 1979, student, Air Defense Artillery School, Ft. Bliss, Texas, and Infantry School, Ft. Benning, Ga.
2. 1979 - 1982, Vulcan Platoon Leader, Fire Coordination Officer, Division Airspace Management Element Air Defense Operations Officer and Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
3. 1982, student, Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Ky.
4. 1982 - 1985, assistant battalion operations officer, Battery Commander, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C.
5. 1987 - 1988, research and development coordinator, U.S. Army Missile and Space Intelligence Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
6. 1988 - 1989, executive officer, Program Executive Officer for Air Defense, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
7. 1990 - 1991, operations officer, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 4th Air Defense Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and Iraq
8. 1991 - 1992, executive officer and assistant division air defense officer, 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 4th Air Defense Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C.
9. 1992 - 1994, speechwriter, Congressional Affairs Division, Office of the Chief of Staff, Army, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
10. 1994 - 1996, Commander, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
11. 1997 - 1999, assistant for contingency planning, Office of the Undersecretary for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
12. 1999 - 2002, Chief, Plans, Programs, and Policy Division, Joint Experimentation Directorate, US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
13. 2002 - 2006, Development Lead and Executive Officer, Standing Joint Force Headquarters, US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va. (detailed from Georgia Tech. Research Institute under provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program
14. 2006 - 2008, Executive Director, Standing Joint Force Headquarters Directorate, US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Va.
15. 2008 - present, Executive Director, Joint Enabling Capabilities Command, US Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA (Command reassigned to U.S. Transportation Command effective 1 July 2011)

AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal - 2 awards
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal - 6 awards
Army Commendation Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal - 2 Bronze Service Stars
Korea Defense Service Medal
Overseas Service Ribbon - 2 awards
Office of the Secretary of Defense ID Badge
Army Staff ID Badge
Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medal
Kuwaiti Kuwait Liberation Medal
Egyptian Parachutist Badge
U.S. Army Master Parachutist Badge
U.S. Army Ranger Tab
Marquis Who's Who in Science and Technology - 1996-1997
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

(Current as of December 2011)

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