Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan
United States Air Force
Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan is the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, Va. The F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office is the Department of Defense’s agency responsible for developing and acquiring the F-35A/B/C, the next-generation strike aircraft weapon system for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and many allied nations.
Bogdan was commissioned in 1983 from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served as an operational pilot, test pilot, staff officer, executive officer, acquisition program manager, and program director. He is a command pilot and experimental test pilot with more than 3,200 flying hours in more than 35 aircraft types, including the KC-135, FB-111A, B-2 and F-16. He has commanded at the squadron and group levels, and served as the executive officer to the Commander, Electronic Systems Center, and to the Commander, Air Force Materiel Command.
Bogdan also served as the program executive officer for the KC-46 Tanker Modernization Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Prior to his current assignment, Bogdan was deputy program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, Va.