Major Christine M. McVann
U.S. Air Force Non-Resident Fellow
Major Christine M. McVann is currently the Chief of Wing Intelligence for the 89th Airlift Wing, 89th Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, MD. In this role, she leads 13 personnel in Air Mobility Command’s highest-profile intelligence flight, providing intelligence support as well as Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training to ten operational flying units tasked with transporting America’s senior leaders, including the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Major McVann graduated from the University of California, San Diego and commissioned through the Reserve Officer and Training Corps Program from San Diego State University in 2004. Following commissioning, she moved to Goodfellow Air Force Base in Texas to start her Air Force career as an Intelligence Officer. As an intelligence officer, Major McVann has served in multiple theaters and in support of numerous military operations including Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and Odyssey Dawn.
In September 2012, Major McVann moved to Monterey, California to attend the Arabic Language Course at the Defense Language Institute and certified as a Regional Affairs Strategist in June 2014, upon completion of regionally focused academics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Major McVann is married to LCDR Jay McVann, an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy, who currently serves as the Fleet Engagement Officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Maryland.