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Lt. Col. Chris Cadigan (USA, Ret.) Advisory Council Co-Chair - North Carolina

Chris Cadigan joined the Guardian Angels Advisory Council in 2016. Chris was paired with Super Service Dog “Gunny” in 2016 and “Brit” in 2020. Gunny and Chris became a common sighting in the halls and grounds of the Pentagon and around the Nation’s Capital in their daily duties and service to the Nation. Chris is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of superior performance building and leading multidisciplinary teams through solving complex problems and implementing achievable solutions with multiple stakeholders in international environments. He is skilled in adaptive leadership, team building, communication, strategic planning and analysis, high stakes negotiations, operations and crisis management, organizational and culture change management. Chris is a strong technology and innovation professional and an accomplished Design Thinker and Red Team Facilitator. He has served as an author, speech writer, designer, implementer, board member and advised US and International government officials and leaders through solving difficult security challenges. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Norwich University. He holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences and is a graduate of the School of Advanced Military Studies. Chris is the father of two boys and when not hiking and traveling they can be found cooking, enjoying movies together and throwing slobbery balls for Brit.