Lieutenant Colonel Christina Fanitzi is the 2023-24 United States Army War College Fellow in the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. She hails from Milton, New York and serves as a Military Intelligence Officer. In 2003 she graduated from The George Washington University and commissioned from Georgetown University ROTC as a distinguished military graduate. Immediately upon graduation she entered active duty, and served as the Service Platoon Leader and Executive Officer in the 3rd Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion (BN) (Aerial Exploitation), Camp Humphreys, Korea where her and her Soldiers provided logistics support to 24-hour aerial intelligence collection operations along Korea’s Demilitarized Zone. Following her Korea tour, she earned a position as a Performer in the 2005 US Army Soldier Show, before she reported to serve as the 1st Armored Division Special Security Officer in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 2008, LTC Fanitzi deployed with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the BCT’s Human-Counterintelligence Manager (S2X) where she was responsible for all human, counterintelligence, and detainee interrogation operations. She later assumed command, during the 15-month deployment, of the Brigade’s Direct Support MI Company. At the completion of Company Command and the MI Captain’s Career Course, she served as an Instructor at West Point. In two years, she taught Military Leadership, Accounting, and Negotiations in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership (BSL) Department and led the West Point Negotiation Project. LTC Fanitzi created the first Army Negotiation Conference, served as a Council on Foreign Relations term member, and received the BSL Teaching-in-Excellence Award, as well as recognition as a Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence finalist – an honor given to the Academy’s top three instructors. In 2015, she reported to the 504th MI BDE at Fort Hood, Texas where she first served as the 303d MI BN Executive Officer and later assumed duties as the Brigade’s Operations Officer. She served, in this capacity, from 2016-2018, in preparation for and through the unit’s deployment in support of Operation Resolute Support. LTC Fanitzi returned to DC, following her deployment, to serve as a White House Fellow placed in the National Economic Council where she served as Senior Policy Advisor to Director Lawrence Kudlow and coordinated policy recommendations on American Entrepreneurship, Workforce Development, and Travel and Tourism. She most recently served, in the Pentagon, as the Special Assistant to the Chief of the Staff, Army. She is an alumna of MIT’s Seminar XXI National Security Studies Program and St. Gallen Leadership Symposium. She is a graduate of The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she earned her MBA and distinction as the Julia Stell Award recipient, and the Counterintelligence Special Agent Course at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and the Presidential Service, Army Staff Identification, German Armed Forces Proficiency, and Parachutist Badges. She holds an MBA from Dartmouth College and a BA from George Washington University.