Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Sharpsten (Retired)
Christopher Sharpsten is a 33-year veteran of the United States Army who culminated his military career as a Major General. He is a premier leader and professional logistician with experience across a broad spectrum of positions during peace, war zone deployments, and humanitarian assistance operations. He leveraged his extensive experience in both conventional Army and special operations to lead a myriad of cross-service and U.S. Government interagency teams focused on solving national level issues. Throughout his career, he was consistently recruited to lead the most challenging missions. In his senior role as a General Officer, he served as the Director of Operations for the U.S. Presidential COVID-19 Task Force, Operation Warp Speed, from 2020 to 2021, to accelerate the development and delivery of vaccines and therapeutics to America and its partner nations. Chris is now the Executive Vice President for Defense Programs at J.A. Green & Company, providing executive level coordination for clients regarding national security issues, legislation, and defense programs.
Chris thrives on leading teams. Throughout his professional experience, he optimized the performance of his teams to achieve results. Prior to his current role with J.A. Green & Company, Chris served in multiple General Officer roles, including Director of Logistics and Engineering for U.S. Central Command, responsible for Department of Defense logistics, engineering, and government contract management across the 20-country region of the Middle East; Commanding General of the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command; and Director of Logistics Readiness and Plans on the U.S. Army General Staff.
Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Master of Business Administration from Michigan State University, and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington DC.