Dr. (Lieutenant Colonel (retired)) Christopher Shannon has 34 plus years of experience in leading, supervising, managing, training, evaluating, and various administrative positions. Additionally, he has experiences in aircraft maintenance, space satellite systems technology, and various other military and non-military related academic education and training
roles. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Ethics at the Air University, Global College of Professional Military Education (GCPME) where he is the Department Chair, instructor/facilitator and course director in both the traditional and online classrooms.

Prior to his current role, he was an Associate Director for the Institute for Leadership Development and Lecturer at Troy University, Troy Alabama. Before joining the Troy University faculty in 2012, Dr. Shannon served 28 years in the United States Air Force that included four years of enlisted service prior to him earning his officer commission. His service in the Air Force took him to various countries which broaden his exposure to a variety of cultural settings. He has earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, a Master of Art in Management, a Master of Military Operational Art and Science, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law.

He and his wife, Jerdie, are from Clarksdale, Mississippi and they have three sons and seven grandkids. It is his love for God, family, and country that keeps him focused on being a positive influence in the lives of others.