Colonel Neil T. Chaffee ’94 is an Army officer and military aviator. His professional career centers on manned and unmanned Sensitive Reconnaissance Operations in aerial platforms. He received his commission in the United States Army upon graduation from Texas A&M in 1994. He earned his flight wings and designation as an Army Aviator in 1995 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He’s commanded aviation units from the platoon to the battalion level in 23 years of service. He’s served overseas tours in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia, South America and Europe. He is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Colonel Chaffee is a Master Aviator with over 4,000 flight hours. He’s flown over 250 missions overseas in support of national intelligence collection objectives in Army RC-12 Guardrail and RC-7 Crazy Hawk reconnaissance aircraft. Colonel Chaffee holds a B.S. degree from Texas A&M and an M.A. degree from the University of Louisville. He also holds an MMAS degree from the Army Command & General Staff College. He is an FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot and commercial helicopter pilot. Colonel Chaffee currently serves as an Army War College Fellow at the esteemed Bush School at Texas A&M.