Christopher M. Cicere earned his BS from the US Air Force Academy in 1983 and completed his MA in Business Management from Webster University in 1994. He is a career Air Force officer having spent over 25 years on active duty. He spent a majority of his career in special operations with operational experience in Afghanistan, Somalia and South Korea. He currently works in the Department of Athletics at the Air Force Academy as an administrator. His decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Defense Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.. Professor Cicere is a former college lacrosse player at the US Air Force Academy earning 4 varsity letters and now is an avid runner recently completing the Seoul International Marathon in 2006.