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ColeChristopher Cole, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)

Senior Advisor

Using the breadth of experience gained from his career in the Navy and private sector, Rear Admiral Christopher Cole, U.S. Navy (Retired) strengthens the Cassidy & Associates’ Defense Practice in helping our clients build business with the Navy.

During his military career as an aviator, Rear Admiral Cole served in various flying and staff positions, ultimately commanding two aircraft squadrons and two amphibious ships. He graduated from the Naval War College, was a member of the Secretary of Defense Strategic Study Group, and attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

As a Flag Officer, Rear Admiral Cole served as the Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea in Seoul, Republic of Korea; Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia; and Director, Ashore Readiness Division (N46) in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., leading the Navy in the formation of consolidated Navy installation management and preparations for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005.

Since his retirement from active service in January 2004 Rear Admiral Cole has been a highly successful consultant to the Defense Industry in national security, energy strategy, environmental protection, BRAC, military construction, and installation management. He also serves on boards of several non-profit organizations, including Navy Wounded Warrior Safe Harbor Foundation, the Military Bowl, and the Professional Housing Management Association.