Christopher David Adams was born in Huntington Indiana on 16 November 1957 and was raised in the small rural town of Andrews. He graduated from Huntington North High School in 1976. After high school, he attended Huntington College in Indiana where he received an Associate Arts Degree in Accounting in 1978. After college, he was employed as a cost accountant at ITT Aerospace Division, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
In February of 1979, he enlisted into the United State Air Force as an Administrative Specialist. He was assigned to the 3800th Civil Engineering Squadron at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama in May 1979. While at Maxwell, he received promotion to Senior Airman below the zone and was promoted to Staff Sergeant.
In 1983 he was assigned to the Frank J. Seiler Research Laboratory at the United States Air Force Academy where he was the Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge of the Administration Branch. In 1985, he was accepted into the Air Force’s Airman’s Educational Commissioning Program. He attended Arizona State University where he graduated in December 1987 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating Officer’s Training School in April 1988, Second Lieutenant Adams was assigned to the 2852d Civil Engineering Squadron at McClellan AFB California. While at McClellan, his jobs consisted of Environmental Manager, Military Construction Program Manager, Chief of Readiness Management Branch, and the unit’s Squadron Section Commander. In April of 1991, First Lieutenant Adams was assigned to the 3rd Civil Engineering Squadron, Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines. He served as the unit’s Comprehensive Planner. After the eruption of Mount Pinatubo and evacuation of Clark AB, he served as the Squadron Section Commander for the Clark AB mission essential team. In November of 1991, he was assigned to the Space and Missile Center at Vandenberg Air Force Base California. He managed the Government Systems Acquisition Contract for the Titan and Atlas space launch complexes. In November of 1992, Captain Adams left the United State Air Force and joined the California Air National Guard at the 146th Airlift Wing at Channel Islands. Captain Adams held the Base Civil Engineering and the Commander’s position of the 146th Civil Engineering Squadron. In March of 1995, Captain Adams accepted the Deputy Base Civil Engineer position at the 150th Fighter Wing, Civil Engineer Squadron, New Mexico Air National Guard, where he is currently assigned. Captain Adams was promoted to Major in September of 1997. He was responsible for programming, design, funding, and construction of the Real Property Maintenance and Military Construction Programs. Major Adams was appointed as the Base Civil Engineer in January 2002 and is currently in charge of all Base Civil Engineer (BCE) activities to include all new design and construction, minor construction, repair and maintenance of over 40 Air National Guard facilities. In July 2002, the 150th Mission Support Group Commander appointed Major Adams as the 150th Civil Engineer Squadron commander and commands an engineer force of 65 personnel. On 30 July 2004, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and continues to work as the Commander / BCE. Lt Col Adams is married to wife Editha, and has been blessed with four children: Tabitha, Charlene, Christopher, and Michael.