Col John Christianson is the Deputy Commander, 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, Eglin AFB, FL.  The 350 SWW’s primary mission is to provide rapid electronic combat power to Commanders during peacetime, through crisis and in war. The Wing is responsible for delivering electromagnetic spectrum capabilities to 70 United States and Foreign Partner electromagnetic warfare systems. Additionally, the wing is responsible for electromagnetic warfare reprogramming, modeling and simulation, and assessments. As the Air Force’s newest Wing, the 350 SWW will grow to support 2300 military and civilian personnel across ten units at three locations throughout the United States.      
Col Christianson received his commission in 2001 through ROTC at the University of Virginia and received his wings from Joint Undergraduate Navigator Training in Pensacola, Florida, graduating as a distinguished graduate in October 2002.  Col Christianson has served as an F-15E Mission Commander and Instructor Weapons System Officer.  He also graduated from the US Navy’s Electronic Attack Weapons School and served as an EA-6B Instructor, Evaluator, and Weapons Officer, ultimately instructing at the USAF Weapons School. Prior to his current duties, he served as a National Defense Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.   
Col Christianson is a master navigator with over 2,100 flying hours in the F-15E, EA-18G, EA-6B, and B-1B, including over 1000 combat hours.  He has deployed in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, ODYSSEY DAWN, UNIFIED PROTECTOR, and to support operations in US SOUTHCOM. 

2001 Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations & History, University of Virginia
2008 Squadron Officer’s School, Top 3rd Graduate, Maxwell AFB, AL
2009 Master of Arts With Honors in International Relations, American Military University
2015 Master of Military Operational Art & Science, Air Command and Staff College
2016 Master of Military Art & Science, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies
2017 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL, by correspondence
2023 National Defense Fellowship, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC

1. July 2001-October 2002, student, JSUNT, NAS Pensacola, FL.
2. November 2002-March 2003, student, USAF Electronic Warfare School, Randolph AFB, TX.
3. April-May 2003, casual status, NAS Pensacola, FL.
4. June 2003-March 2004, student B-1B Initial Qualification Course.
5. April 2004-September 2005, B-1B WSO, Assistant Chief of Information Systems, 9th Bomb Squadron, Dyess AFB, TX.
6. October 2005-August 2006, student, EA-6B Transition Course, NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
7. August 2006-February 2008, EA-6B EWO, Safety Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, Maintenance Flight Commander, 388th Electronic Combat Squadron, NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
8. February 2008-June 2008, student, Electronic Attack Weapons School, NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
9. June 2008-October 2008, EA-6B Weapons Officer, Maintenance Flight Commander, 388th Electronic Combat Squadron, NAS Whidbey Island, WA.
10. October 2008-June 2011, EA-6B/EA-18G Weapons Officer, Chief of Electronic Warfare/Joint Force Integration, 57 Wing EWO, USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, NV.
11. July 2011-December 2011, EA-18G Weapons Officer, Electronic Attack Branch Chief, USAF Warfare Center, Nellis AFB, NV.
12. December 2011-August 2012, student, F-15E Basic Course, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.
13. August 2012-December 2013, F-15E WSO, Assistant Director of Operations, 335th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NV.
14. January 2013-November 2013, F-15E WSO, Wing Weapons & Tactics Flight Commander, 4th Operational Support Squadron Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.
15. November 2013-July 2014, F-15E Instructor WSO, Assistant Director of Operations, 4th Operational Support Squadron Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.
16. July 2014-June 2015, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL.
17. June 2015-June 2016, Student, School of Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
18. June 2016-February 2018, Strategy Plans Chief, 612th Air Operations Center, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ.
19. February 2018-August 2018, Executive Officer, Headquarters Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.
20. August 2018-June 2019, Director of Operations, 705th Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.
21. June 2019-June 2021, Commander, 705th Training Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL.
22. June 2021-July 2022, Integration Division Chief, Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Directorate, HQ USAF, Arlington, VA.
23. July 2022-July 2023, National Defense Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC.
24. July 2023-Present, Deputy Commander, 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, Eglin AFB, FL.

Rating: Master Navigator
Flight hours: more than 2100, including over 1000 combat hours
Aircraft flown:  F-15E, EA-18G, EA-6B, B-1B

Meritorious Service Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Medal with 11 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
2008 USAF Raven Award
2008 USAF Company Grade Officer EWO of the Year

 (Current as of Aug 2023)