Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF (Ret)
Senior Vice President , Booz Allen Hamilton
BioChris Bogdan is a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. He is responsible for a business portfolio that includes the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Space Force, and NASA.
Chris joined Booz Allen in November 2017 after a 34-year military career in the United States Air Force where he retired as a Lieutenant General. During his military career Chris was an operational pilot, a test pilot flying over 30 different kinds of aircraft, and a senior AF Acquisition Officer, where he finished his career running major programs for the Air Force and the Department of Defense. As Major General, Chris ran the Air Force’s KC-46 tanker program and his last assignment from 2012 to 2017 he ran DoD’s largest, most complex program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.
A sought-after speaker, Chris has been featured at many academic and professional events such as the International Fighter Conference, 60-Minutes, the Defense Science Board and National Defense Industrial Association conferences. He has also testified dozens of times in front of the U.S. Congress and allied nations’ parliaments concerning air power, the design and development of aircraft, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Chris holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was a Distinguished Graduate and earned the Outstanding Cadet in Aeronautical Engineering Award. He holds an M.S. with Distinction in Engineering Management from California State University and an M.S. in National Resource Strategy as a Distinguished Graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.