Chief Financial Officer
MAJOR CHRISTOPHER CHESHIRE, USAF
As Patriots Honor Chief Financial Officer, Chris works closely with the President and sets the Patriots Honor organization’s financial policy and direction while also being an active participant in, and driver of, the organization’s overall strategy. Chris leads all financial administration, business planning, and budgeting. As a member of the senior leadership team, Chris works closely with a motivated and engaged finance and governance committee of the advisory board as the Treasurer.
In addition, he provides operational and strategic issues as they arise, including, but not limited to: providing strategic recommendations to the president based on financial analysis and projections; cost identification and allocation; and revenue and expense analysis. With Chris’ command resource management and operational skills, he vows to assist and honor veteran resources and funding with integrity and dedication to our service members in need.
Chris is a decorated veteran with over 12 years of service to his country and is currently serving in the United States Air Force Reserves as the 13th Reconnaissance Squadron’s Maintenance Operations Officer, Beale Air Force Base (AFB), California. Chris is responsible for ensuring all maintenance personnel are mission ready and qualified to perform all maintenance on RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft. He initially enlisted with the Oregon Air National Guard in 1998 as a member of the 142nd Fighter Wing in Portland, Oregon. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Portland and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 695. Following his commission, Chris was stationed at Beale AFB and was assigned to the 9th Maintenance Squadron where he served as the Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Flight Commander. In 2004, Chris was assigned to the 9th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron as the first-ever 12th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) Officer in Charge. While with the 12th AMU, he established the framework for future expansion of the Global Hawk mission, the delivery and acceptance of the Air Force’s first three Global Hawk weapon systems, and established a permanent Forward Operating Location. While on active duty, Chris held numerous maintenance positions as both a junior and Senior Maintenance Officer. He has managed maintenance operations on RQ-4, U-2, KC-135, and KC-10 aircraft to include facilities and budgets. Chris has served in key management positions as Flight Commander, Officer in Charge, Group Executive Officer, and Maintenance Operations Officer. He supported Operations NOBLE EAGLE, EDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, JOINT TASK FORCE – HORN OF AFRICA, and Operation OLIVE HARVEST.
In 2014, Chris received a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Organizational studies from Azusa Pacific University. Chris continues to serve his country and honor his fellow veterans through the outstanding efforts of the Patriots Honor organization.
Chris lives in Roseville, California with his wife, Tricia, and they have two children, Cameron and Charlotte.