COLONEL CHRISTOPHER J. CHARNEY, USAF - Director of Intelligence (J2), Wisconsin Joint Force HQ
Colonel Christopher J. Charney is the Director of Intelligence, J2, for Joint Force Headquarters Wisconsin. He serves as the principal intelligence information advisor to The Adjutant General. His broad range of responsibilities include directs, plans, manages, and conducts activities to collect, analyze, exploit, produce and disseminate foreign intelligence information to support homeland security planning and operations.
Col. Charney is responsible for the development of intelligence policy and programs that foster the sharing of national, state and local information to ensure situational awareness. He provides guidance on intelligence oversight, manning, and information security, and has overall responsibility for Incident Awareness and Assessment operations in the State of Wisconsin.
Col. Charney was commissioned in 1993 at the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson ANGB, Knoxville, Tennessee. He began his career as an intelligence officer assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, and has deployed in support of a number of air mobility and combat air forces contingency operations in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and Kosovo, as well as counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean and South America.
Col. Charney also serves as National Guard Bureau J2 Functional Advisory Council representative for Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin).
In his civilian life, Col. Charney is a supervisory intelligence analyst in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Milwaukee Field Division. He supervises the strategic intelligence program and also serves as the Intelligence Program Coordinator for the strategic, tactical and human intelligence programs.
Col. Charney was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He received his master’s degree in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C.
Prior to receiving his commission, Col. Charney served as an enlisted radar operator and intelligence NCO in the 128th Air Control Squadron, Wisconsin Air National Guard.
Col. Charney is an honored guest at the upcoming 2012 WIWG Conference to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Waukesha this weekend. For more information about this event, please visit the conference web page.