Christopher Fletcher, Director of Executive Branch Policy
Christopher Fletcher is the Director of Executive Branch Policy at the National Defense Industrial Association. Chris is the primary point of contact for communication and engagement with the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and other departments and agencies of the U.S. Government.
Culminating a federal civil service career of more than ten years, Chris left the Pentagon as a Senior Policy Analyst supporting the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. He developed and managed the process for validating conference participation to mission critical levels and supported the Secretary of the Army’s conference policy.
Previously, Chris was assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force in Bagram, Afghanistan, as an Operations Research Analyst and Strategic Planner. He was responsible for providing current assessments to the U.S. command staff, coalition forces, and senior U.S. Government leaders on military operations, political transition, and economic development for 14 provinces and 161 districts.
Before deploying to Afghanistan, Chris served as the Army's Senior Policy Analyst and subject matter expert for publishing. Chris developed and coordinated Army policy for publishing on subjects ranging from legislative liaison and public affairs, to military intelligence and operations, real estate and facilities, personnel and manpower, financial management and other subjects.
Chris began his career by enlisting in the Army infantry. Before his honorable discharge, he served in The Old Guard, as Special Assistant to the Superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, and as Assistant Executive Officer to the Chief of Army Legislative Liaison.
He is a recipient of the NATO Civilian Service Award and the Meritorious Service Medal. He has a bachelor of business administration with a triple major and triple minor from Northwood University in Michigan.