Colonel Neil T. Chaffee ‘94 is a United States Army officer and military aviator from Houston, Texas. His professional career centers on leading manned and unmanned flight operations with advanced aircraft and technologies for the Department of Defense. He has managed innovation programs to shape the design, development and fielding of advanced capabilities for Army modernization priorities. He received his commission in the United States Army upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1994. He earned his flight wings and designation as an Army Aviator in 1995 at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Colonel Chaffee has commanded aviation units from the platoon to the battalion level and served overseas in the Balkans, Middle East, Central Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa. He has accumulated over 4,100 flight hours in various aircraft including the TH-67 Creek, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, C-12 Huron, RC-12 Guardrail, RC-7 Crazy Hawk, UC-35 Citation, and C-37 Gulfstream. He is an FAA-licensed Airline Transport Pilot and commercial helicopter pilot. Colonel Chaffee earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of Louisville. He is a graduate of the Command & General Staff College and Army War College. He served as an Army War College Fellow at the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government & Public Service in Academic Year 2017-2018.
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