Christopher Plamp joined Hire Heroes USA after leaving the Air Force as a Colonel in May 2014, assuming the position of Director of Veteran Programs at Hire Heroes USA. He was promoted to Chief Programs Officer in July 2015.
Mr. Plamp was an Air Force Command Pilot, flight instructor and evaluator, primarily flying the A-10, MQ-1B, UV-18B and TG-16. He was a Fighter Squadron Director of Operations, a Reconnaissance Squadron Commander, and a Flying Training Group Commander. He also served in the Joint Special Operations Command, as the director of a four-star general’s Commander’s Action Group, as well as the Director of a NATO Combined Air Operations Center.
Mr. Plamp participated in Operation SOUTHERN WATCH, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, and the German Silver Cross of Honor.
“During my service, a lot of Airmen under my command departed military service and I found it frustrating that my ability to help them stopped at separation. That changed when I joined the team at Hire Heroes USA. Being responsible for service delivery at Hire Heroes USA, I have the opportunity to lead a phenomenal group of dedicated experts as they teach service members, veterans and their spouses the critical skills necessary to succeed in the civilian job market. Each time a confirmed hire is added to our list, I know another veteran or spouse has found a new career and will be able to care for themselves and their family.”
Mr. Plamp holds a Masters in Military Arts and Science and a Masters in Strategic Studies. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. He currently resides in Canton, Georgia with his wife and two daughters.