Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Maroney is the Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 430, University of Mississippi. He is the Department Chair and Professor of Aerospace Studies, leads a cadre of instructors and support staff, and is responsible to the University President and Commander, Air Force ROTC for recruiting, training, and developing the leaders of tomorrow's Air Force. Lieutenant Colonel Maroney served as an enlisted member of the United States Army from 1993-1996 and earned his commission through Air Force ROTC Detachment 430A, Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi in 2000. He served in various intercontinental ballistic missile operations roles at the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, followed by an assignment as an instructor at the 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. He performed nuclear command and control duties during his tour at US Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, followed by an assignment at HQ Air Force, Washington DC, where he stood up the Nuclear and Missile Operations career field management office and served as Executive Officer to the Assistant Chief of Staff, Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration. Before his current assignment, he was the Director of Operations, 320th Missile Squadron and Commander, 90th Operations Support Squadron, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.