COL Christopher Carlile
Col. Carlile was commissioned in 1989 as a Second Lieutenant from Arkansas State University with a BS in Zoology. He also holds an MBA from Embry-Riddle and a MS in Strategic Studies from the Air War College. He is a certified maintenance examiner rated in the UH-1, OH-58, UH-60 and CH-47 with over 600 hours of maintenance test flight time. His most recent assignments include, Battalion Command of the 1-223rd Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, Alabama and later as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Aviation Center and Fort Rucker. Col. Carlile is currently the Director of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center of Excellence and is slated to assume Command of Corpus Christi Army Depot in May 2010. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2 OLC), Air Medal (Numeral 3), and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He is also a recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award and received the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze) in 1997.