Assistant Adjutant General (Air),
Massachusetts Air National Guard
Brigadier General CHRISTOPHER M. FAUX
Brigadier General Christopher M. Faux is the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Massachusetts Joint Force Headquarters, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. He is the principal advisor to The Adjutant General, Air Component Commander, and Land Component Commander in the administration, coordination, planning, development, and execution of all Air National Guard and National Guard Joint Staff programs. He ensures the preparation of the 9,000 soldiers and airmen of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for contingency operations in both federal and state emergencies. He assists the Adjutant General in overseeing the Commonwealth’s Joint Homeland Defense Program, to include rapid reaction forces, contingency emergency response forces, counter drug operations, civil support teams, expeditionary medical teams, and explosives ordnance disposal.
Prior to this assignment, Gen. Faux served as the Vice Wing Commander of the 102d Intelligence Wing, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for the activities of more than 1,300 military and civilian personnel assigned to the base. Gen. Faux has served in Operations DESERT STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, and NOBLE EAGLE. While deployed to Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, he was responsible for environmental security and vulnerability assessments in addition to industrial hygiene surveillance for the entire area of responsibility, encompassing seven installations. Having commanded at the group level (102d Mission Support Group), Gen. Faux received his commission through the ROTC program at Norwich University and joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard in 1987.
1986 Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering Technology, Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.
1988 Air Force School of Bioenvironmental Engineering, Brooks AFB, Texas
1988 Air Force School of Nuclear Weaponry, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
1996 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2001 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2004 Air War College, by seminar
2013 Leadership in Homeland Security, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass
2013 Fully Qualified Dual Status Commander, NORTHCOM, Peterson AFB/Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
2015 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Level IV Antiterrorism Executive Training, McLean, Va.
2018 General & Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Mass.
(Current as of May 2018)
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