Christopher R. Fox

Veterans Advocate

Chris Fox joined Veterans Education Success in October 2016, bringing with him personal experience using the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and a commitment to the veteran community. He is currently a J.D. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.

Fox completed his undergraduate studies while serving on Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force. After his honorable discharge in 2014, he began graduate study at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and was awarded a Research Fellowship at the Center for the Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE).

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At CREATE, Fox was integral to the Foreign Fighters project, a qualitative research study on Homegrown Violent Extremism produced for the Department of Homeland Security. He has also authored policy assessments on topics from the use of drones for targeted killings to the national security concerns of an evolving Chinese military.

Fox served in a small military unit within Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) known as a Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). Fox deployed four times to Afghanistan and Iraq for combat operations with other elite U.S. Forces such as Army Special Forces and Navy SEALs. His duties as a forward air controller included coordinating intelligence assets, controlling aerial resupplies, and directing airstrikes onto enemy positions while minimizing collateral damage.

His military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, three Air Force Commendation Medals to include the “V" device, Army Commendation Medal, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Army Combat Action Badge, and the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency in Gold.

Fox holds an A.A.S. from the Community College of the Air Force, a B.A. from American Military University, and an M.P.A. with a certificate in Public Policy from University of Southern California (Los Angeles). His military training includes Pathfinder, Airborne, Air Assault, and S.E.R.E. schools.