Commanding Officer

Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Morrison

Royal Canadian Air Force

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Chris Morrison was born and raised in Owen Sound, Ontario.  He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1994 and attended the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario.  He completed a Bachelors Degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering, graduating with First Class Honors.  He received his Canadian Forces pilot’s wings in 2000, and has completed all of his operational flying with 408 Sqn in Edmonton, during which he has conducted 5 operational deployments: three in Bosnia, and two in Afghanistan, for which he was subsequently awarded two Chief of Defence Staff Commendations.  He has held numerous unit appointments, including Operations Officer of the first Aviation Battalion deployment to Afghanistan, CH146 Flight Commander for the final Aviation Battalion deployed to Afghanistan, and finally Deputy Commanding Officer of 408 Sqn.   He has amassed over 3000 flying hours of military flying, the majority of which have been on the CH146.  He has completed 2 staff tours at 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, serving as the A3 Tactical Aviation Systems, Deputy A5, and most recently as the Senior Staff Officer Tactical Aviation, for which he received a Commander Canadian Special Forces Command commendation for support to Op IMPACT.  LCol Morrison has completed both the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College and Joint Command and Staff Program, during which he completed his Masters of Defence Studies.  His hobbies include golfing, playing guitar, and home renovations.  He is married and has two children