Official biography
kreiler, christopher

Lt. Col. Christopher A Kreiler

Deputy Director, Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Lt. Col. Chris Kreiler is the Deputy Director of the Program on Applied Security Studies (PASS) and joined the George C. Marshall Center in the summer of 2017.

He received his commission through Officer Candidate School (OCS) in January 2001 and served as both a Signal Corps and Military Intelligence officer before entering the Foreign Area Officer program in 2010.

His assignments have included the 35th Signal Brigade and 503rd MP Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC, the 5th Brigade 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, TX and the 162nd Infantry Brigade at Fort Polk, LA.  He most recently served as the Deputy Office of Defense Cooperation Chief in Bucharest, Romania.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, NATO service medal, US Army Parachutist Badge and the German Armed Forces Parachutist Badge.  His deployments include Iraq 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 and Afghanistan in 2014.  He speaks German, Hungarian and is currently learning Dutch.

Lt. Col. Kreiler holds a Master’s degree in Modern European Studies from Columbia University in New York, a Master’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech and a BA in Political Science and German from Virginia Tech.