Colonel Christopher A. Tooman is the Chief of Staff, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Columbus Ohio. He serves as a principal advisor to the Commander and Deputy Commander on operations and readiness matters. In this role, he helps lead 2,500 joint military and civilian professionals in delivering repair parts to all military services at 37 worldwide locations to include three DLA Depot Level Reparable detachments, four detachments supporting U.S. Naval Shipyards and at deployed units. DLA Land and Maritime’s core functions include purchasing materiel, monitoring inventory levels, maintaining technical data and assuring quality conformance of approximately two million spare and repair parts used by more than 19,000 military units and federal and civilian agencies.

Col Tooman is a graduate of Officer Training School where he earned his commission in 2000 after serving over 11 years as an enlisted maintainer. He is a career aircraft maintenance officer who has held maintenance positions supporting E-3, MQ-1, A-10, F-16, and AFSOC aircraft. Col (S) Tooman previously commanded squadrons in CENTCOM, PACAF and AETC. He has deployed in support of Operations RESTORE HOPE, SOUTHERN WATCH, and IRAQI/ENDURING FREEDOM.

1995 AAS, Aerospace Maintenance Technology, Community College of the Air Force
2000 AAS, Instructor Technology and Military Science, Community College of the Air Force
2000 Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
2003 Master of Science, Management, Webster University
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
2007 USAF Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School, Nellis AFB, NV
2012 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, ACSC, Maxwell AFB, AL
2016 Air War College by correspondence

1. August 1989 – February 1992, Aerospace Propulsion Technician, 4507th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
2. February 1992 – February 1994, Aerospace Propulsion Technician, 773d Airlift Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas
3. February 1994-May 1995, Aerospace Propulsion Technician, 86th Maintenance Squadron OL-A, Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany
4. May 1995 – October 2000, Aerospace Propulsion Technician, 62d Airlift Squadron and Instructor, Field Training Detachment 4, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas
5. October 2000 – October 2003, Assistant Sortie Generation Flight Commander, and Sortie Support Flight Commander 552d Aircraft Generation Squadron, and Executive Officer, 552d Maintenance Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
6. October 2003 – June 2005, Assistant Officer-In-Charge, Rattler Aircraft Maintenance Unit and Officer-In-Charge, Tiger Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Indian Springs Auxiliary Air Field, Nevada
7. June 2005 – June 2006, Officer–In-Charge, Thunder Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
8. June 2006 – June 2008, Officer-In-Charge, 13th and 14th Aircraft Maintenance Units, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Maintenance Operations Officer, 35th Maintenance Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan
9. June 2008 – January 2010, Chief, Special Mission Aircraft Section, Headquarters Special Operations Command Directorate of Logistics, Hurlburt Field, Florida
10. January 2010 – January 2011, Commander, 442d Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, Kandahar, Afghanistan
11. January 2011 – August 2011, Chief, Maintenance Policy and Procedures, Headquarters Special Operations Command Directorate of Logistics, Hurlburt Field, Florida
12. August 2011 – June 2012, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
13. June 2012 – July 2013, Commander, 8th Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
14. July 2013 – July 2015, Commander, 361st Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
15. July 2015 – June 2017, Inspector General, 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
16. June 2017 – July 2018, Commander, 8th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kunsan AB, Republic of Korea
17. July 2018 – July 2021, Deputy Commander, 715th Air Mobility Operations Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska
18. July 2021 – Present. Chief of Staff, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Defense Supply Center Columbus, Ohio

Bronze Star
Meritorious Service Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and 3 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Good Conduct Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters

Second Lieutenant September 29, 2000 First Lieutenant September 29, 2002 Captain September 29, 2004
Major August 1, 2010
Lieutenant Colonel November 1, 2015
Colonel March 1, 2022

(Current as of March 2022)