Brigadier General CHRISTOPHER E. MENUEY

Brig. Gen. Christopher E. Menuey is the Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C. He assists the Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs to maintain the safety, security, and reliability of the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile.

Brig. Gen. Menuey received his commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy in May 1996. He has held a variety of operational, staff and command assignments. He commanded the 90th Operations Support Squadron, 341st Operations Group and 91st Missile Wing. His staff assignments included the Joint Staff, U.S. Strategic Command and Air Force Space Command. Brigadier General Menuey is a School of Advanced Air and Space Studies graduate and was a National Defense Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

Prior to his current position, Brig. Gen. Menuey was the Director, Commander’s Action Group, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, where he led a joint team to develop and implement the Commander’s vision, engagements, and communication.

EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2001 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2002 Master of Science, Human Resource Management, Troy State University, Troy, Ala.
2005 Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2010 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Master of Philosophy, Military Strategy, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell, AFB, Ala.
2014 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2016 National Defense Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2019 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1996–January 1997, Executive Officer, First Cadet Group, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. January 1997–October 1997, Student, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, and Initial Qualification Training - Minuteman III, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
3. October 1997–September 2002, Missile Combat Crew, 564th Missile Squadron; Chief Training Requirements and Senior Instructor Crew Commander, 341st Operations Support Squadron, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
4. September 2002–December 2005, ICBM Test Operations Officer, 576th Flight Test Squadron; Group Executive Officer, 595th Space Group, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
5. December 2005–July 2009, Plans Division, Programs Division, and Directorate Executive Officer, Directorate of Plans and Programs; Commander’s Action Group, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. July 2009–June 2010, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 2010–July 2011, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 2011–June 2012, Chief of Wing Safety, 90th Missile Wing, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
9. June 2012–July 2013, Commander, 90th Operations Support Squadron, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
10. July 2013–July 2015, Deputy Commander, 90th Operations Group, F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
11. July 2015–July 2016, Student, National Defense Fellow, Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
12. July 2016–July 2017, Chairman’s Exercise Program Division, Joint Staff, J7, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
13. July 2017–June 2018, Deputy Division Chief, Operations, Training and Standardization Division, Joint Staff, J33, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
14. July 2018–July 2020, Commander, 341st Operations Group, Malmstrom AFB, Mont.
15. July 2020–June 2022, Commander, 91st Missile Wing, Minot AFB, N.D.
16. June 2022–August 2023, Director, Commander’s Action Group, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
17. August 2023–present, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENT
1. July 2016–July 2017, Chairman’s Exercise Program Division, Joint Staff, J7, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a lieutenant colonel
2. July 2017–June 2018, Deputy Division Chief, Operations, Training and Standardization Division, Joint Staff, J33, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., as a colonel
3. June 2022– August 2023 - Director, Commander’s Action Group, United States Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., as a colonel
4. August 2023–present, Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator for Military Application, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., as a colonel and brigadier general

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Combat Readiness Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with ‘N’ device and four oak leaf clusters

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1996
First Lieutenant May 29, 1998
Captain May 29, 2000
Major May 1, 2006
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 2011
Colonel Oct. 1, 2017
Brigadier General Frocked

(Current as of May 2024)