Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Christopher Ford.

His father was an enlisted Marine (1950-54) but Chris was selected to attend the Air Force Academy.

Christopher served in the Air Force for 20 years, serving primarily in security forces and military police.

He served on multiple deployments in support of Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He lost three men to combat and accidents, and has an affinity for Gold Star Families.

He retired in 2014 from the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he served in the Chairman’s Office of Warrior and Family Support. Chris declined Army War College to retire early and follow his passion for advocacy.

Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree from United States Air Force Academy and two masters from University of South Carolina and Naval Postgraduate School.

He is currently the CEO of National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations.

Thank you for your service, Chris!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much of the information as you can put together with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating for how to create the best submission.

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Published on Jan. 6, 2017

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