Chris Heber

Director of Research & Analysis,
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), U.S. Air Force

Lt Col (Ret.) Chris Heber is a 20 year veteran of the Air Force. As an F-16 pilot, he had multiple operational tours in the F-16. He also had several tours in both developmental and operational test and evaluation, as well as program management. His final assignment was as the Director of Operational Missile Test at Eglin Air Force Base.

As an Olmsted Scholar, Chris attended the U.S. State Department’s Foreign Language Institute, as well as Yonsei University’s Korean Language Institute. Chris then served at the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission as the Director of Plans and Exercises, overseeing the implementation of United Nations Command forces into theater plans. As Inspector General he oversaw operational readiness for the 8th Fighter Wing; as Director of Training for 7th Air Force he oversaw training for all US Air Force personnel stationed in Korea, and was Exercise Director for all major 7th Air Force exercises. Chris has a B.A. in History from the University of Texas at Arlington, a M.S. in International Relations from Troy University, and a M.A. in Political Science from Yonsei University. He currently works in the commercial aviation sector.