Chris Reardon is a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel with 16+ years of leadership experience, primarily as an Intelligence Officer in the Marine Corps, that includes service in aviation and ground units and service with not only the Marine Corps, but time integrated with the Navy and Air Force as well while having experience working with allies and foreign partners.
He is currently an Intelligence Officer with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing G-2 out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC involved in planning intelligence support to high-end aviation operations in a forward deployed setting.
He is a US Naval Academy graduate, Class of 2007 where he received his commission initially as a Second Lieutenant. He has four overseas tours that include time in Operation Iraqi Freedom with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing G-2, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165/15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines/31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and most recently with Naval Amphibious Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade where he served as the senior intelligence officer for the Joint Maritime Component Command overseeing repositioning of US forces from Somalia and participation as an intel red cell/green cell planner for Operations Allies Refuge.
In his spare time, Chris helps foster total fitness/life coaching concepts inside military units. Since 2015 he has innovated concepts that combined unit physical training, life coaching through live speakers and video education, and optional Christian faith-based Command Religious Program activities to enhance the strength and character of individual military professionals and collective units to be physically, mentally, and spiritually ready for combat operations as well as thriving in everyday life. He was inspired by General Neller's Spiritual Fitness initiative and charged all Marine Corps leaders to train their people to be physically, mentally, and spiritually prepared for the violence of combat.
Episode 172: Tango Alpha Lima: Freedom Fitness America with USMC Lt. Col. Chris Reardon and Col. Patricia Klop
August 15th, 2023 | Season 4 | 1 hr 3 mins
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