It is our pleasure to welcome Chris Enock to Inzpire's collective training team.
Chris joins us as a TAC C2 subject matter expert having served in the RAF for the past 20 years. After graduating Initial Officer Training in 2001, he qualified as a Fighter Controller and has served in numerous locations throughout the UK and overseas, with deployments to the Falklands, Afghanistan and 2 assignments in the US.
On completion of Fighter Controller training Chris served at Control and Reporting Centres (CRC) Neatishead and Boulmer from 2003 - 2007; initially, as a combat ready Weapons Controller, followed by instructor duties and a qualification upgrade to Fighter Allocator. This period culminated with deployment to Afghanistan on Op HERRICK as a Tactical Director with No 1 Air Control Centre.
Post-HERRICK, Chris was the Controller Training Officer at CRC Scampton until selection for his first assignment in the US. Assigned as a Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) with the US Marine Corps, he helped to qualify 100s of US and Coalition WTI experts; and, he was instrumental in helping the TACAIR department to redesign and relaunch the Marine Division Tactics Course.
Promoted to Squadron Leader in late 2011, Chris qualified as a Master Controller in time for Op OLYMPICS and helped to deliver a safe and secure Games. Following the London Olympics, he was posted to the RAF Headquarters as a Staff Officer with sole responsibility for producing the RAF’s Command Plan, earning a Deputy Commander’s commendation for delivering ‘best-across-Defence’ Plans in 2013 and 2014.
In 2014, Chris returned to No 1 Air Control Centre. First, as Officer Commanding Training Squadron, he led teams at Ex JOINT WARRIOR and Ex RED FLAG; and latterly, as Executive Officer, he oversaw a busy operational period for the unit which included deployments in support of the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and Op SHADER.
Promoted to Wing Commander in 2016, Chris completed a short assignment at the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation as the Inwards Visits Officer for the Farnborough International Air Show. Following Farnborough, he spent a year at the UK’s Advanced Command and Staff Course.
Chris’s final tour of duty, from 2017 to 2020, was a Liaison Officer assignment at the Pentagon. As the UK Representative of a ‘Five Eyes’ Air Force Interoperability Management Group, he developed collaborative partnerships with subject matter experts to progress forward-thinking collective training concepts and capabilities.
Chris lives in Lincoln with his amazing family. His other passions outside of work usually involve sport. He enjoys running marathons, playing tennis, refereeing grassroots football and following Liverpool Football Club.
Welcome to the Inzpire family, Chris!
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