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Christopher P. Hughes


Colonel Christopher P. Hughes, USA

Colonel Hughes graduated ROTC at Northwest Missouri State University in 1983. He has a B.S. in Political Science, a M.A. in Business Management from Webster University, and is a Distinguished Graduate with a M.S. in National Strategic Studies from the National Defense University. His military education includes the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College. COL Hughes has also served for Army Lessons Learned, the United States Army Pacific Command, the 1st Bn, 21st Infantry, the 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, and the Deputy Directorate for Combating Terrorism. COL Hughes relinquished command of 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division June 2003 and was assigned to the Pentagon to the Army Initiatives Group and the Army Chief of Current Operations. He commanded Joint Task Force Bravo Honduras and was the U.S. Southern Commands commander for Central America from 2006-2007. COL Hughes' awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. He is also the winner of the 2008 Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award for Excellence.

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