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.

1. November 1987 – November 2007, Officer in Charge, Bioenvironmental Engineering, 102d Medical Group, Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass.

2. June 1990 – November 2007, Director of Environmental Operations, 102d Environmental Management Office, Otis ANGB, Mass.

3. October 2000 – December 2000, CENTCOM AOR Bioenvironmental Engineer, 363rd Expeditionary Medical Group, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia

4. November 2007 – November 2008, Deputy Commander, 102d Mission Support Group, Otis ANGB, Mass.

5. September 2012 – June 2016, Director of Staff/Vice Chief of the Join Staff, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, Hanscom AFB, Mass., Joint Duty Assignment

6. June 2016 – February 2018, Vice Wing Commander, 102d Intelligence Wing, Otis ANGB, Mass.

1. January 2007 – December 2007, 363rd Expeditionary Medical Group, Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia

2. September 2012 – June 2016, Director of Staff/Vice Chief of the Join Staff, MA ANG, Joint Force Headquarters, Hanscom AFB, Mass., Joint Duty Assignment 

• Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
• Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
• Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
• Army Commendation Medal
• Air Force Achievement Medal
• Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
• National Defense Service Medal with star
• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
• Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
• Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with seven oak leaf clusters
• Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hour glass and two “M” devices
• Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with star
• Air Force Training Ribbon
• Massachusetts Service Medal with six devices
• Massachusetts Military Medal
• Massachusetts Desert Storm Service Ribbon
• Massachusetts Defense Service Ribbon
• Massachusetts Emergency Service Medal
• Louisiana Emergency Service Medal 

• National Guard Association of Massachusetts:

• Executive Committee 2010 – 2014

•  President 2012 – 2013

• Air National Guard Environmental Integrated Process Team:

• Region I Chair 2001 – 2005

• National Chair 2006 – 2007

• Second Lieutenant November 24, 1987
• First Lieutenant January 6, 1990
• Captain January 6, 1992
• Major October 17, 1996
• Lieutenant Colonel March 8, 2002
• Colonel February 27, 2009
• Brigadier General March 4, 2018


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