Chris Ford

Chris Ford is a champion for veterans and military families; advocating for solutions that eliminate barriers to the successful transition and reintegration of service members and their families. As the CEO of NAVSO, he expresses his passion and commitment to bring together concerned parties and improve outcomes for veterans and military families. Chris is a 20-year Air Force veteran who retired in 2014 from the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served in the Chairman’s Office of Warrior and Family Support. During his Air Force career, he deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom and earned many decorations and awards including the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor.

Recent articles from Chris Ford

Student Veterans of America CEO Jared Lyon addresses attendees at the 2016 national conference.
What’s Next For Student Veterans of America? The National Conference Offered A Glimpse
With new leadership, a new headquarters and its biggest national conference to date, SVA embarks on an important journey and a bold vision for change.
The Civilian-Military Gap Is More Of A Drift Than A Divide
Neither population has intentionally chosen to isolate itself from the other. Instead, a “drift” has occurred.
Boots to Business helps entrepreneurs
Make Sure You Know The Financial Risks Before Starting Your Own Business
Stakeholders, decision makers, and veterans alike should ensure safety nets exist before diving into the deep end.
101st Chemical Company Annual AWT Squad Competition
Foundations And Nonprofits Should Be Held To The Same Standards
Foundations rarely receive the same criticisms as nonprofit service providers, yet they face the same potential for inefficiency and waste.