Lieutenant Colonel Christopher H. Oliver, a.k.a. "Ollie" '89

Lieutenant Colonel Christopher H. Oliver, a.k.a. "Ollie," graduated in 1989 and went on to attend Texas A&M University, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science. Chris has served as an officer in the Marine Corps since 1993. In 2006, he received a graduate degree in Military Operational Art and Science from Air University. He is a CH-53 helicopter pilot by trade and has served worldwide in a variety of operational billets to include serving as an instructor at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One, and as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander U. S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. He served as the Commanding Officer of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, the Ugly Angels. Chris led the Ugly Angels during a combat deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Following command, Chris attended National War College in Washington , D.C. and graduated in June 2014 with a Master of Science Degree in National Security Studies. He then reported to the Pentagon to serve on the Joint Staff as a Strategist in the Strategy Development Division of the Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5). Chris' fondest memories of St. Gregory include "the wide variety of interesting people and personalities the school brought together to forge a challenging but encouraging learning environment, and making it to the final four in the state soccer tournament the 1988-1989 season. "It was a team in the truest sense of the word with key players from across all four grades contributing to its success," says Chris. Chris is married to Stephanie and they have four children, Makena, Piper, Houston, and Tate.

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