LTC Christopher Danbeck
Commander
1st Squadron 11th ACR

 

 

LTC Christopher Danbeck hails from Newtown, Connecticut. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Boston University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor in 1997. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Masters of International Security Policy from Columbia University.

LTC Danbeck’s first assignment was with 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, the Divisional Cavalry Squadron of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He served as Assistant Squadron Intelligence Officer, Tank and Scout Platoon Leader, Cavalry Troop Executive Officer and Assistant Operations Officer. Upon completion of the Infantry Captains Career Course LTC Danbeck served as the Squadron Adjutant and Assistant Operations Officer in 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, LA. In 2003, he deployed with the Squadron in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM where he took command of F Troop, 2/2 ACR in Baghdad. After departing Fort Polk, LTC Danbeck attended Columbia University in the City of New York in preparation for an assignment at the United States Military Academy’s Department of Social Sciences as an Assistant Professor. Following graduation from the Command and General Staff College, LTC Danbeck was assigned to 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas as the Battalion Operations Officer and deployed to Operation NEW DAWN serving for a year in Northern Baghdad. Upon returning, he assumed duties as the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Teams Operation Officer and subsequently as the Chief, Commanders Initiatives Group for the Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division. His last assignment was in the Pentagon where he worked in the Office of the Chief, Legislative Liaison, handling the Training and Operations portfolio.