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Dr. Christopher Govekar, PhD

Command Executive Officer

     Dr. Christopher Govekar (GO-vuh-car) currently serves as the senior federal civilian executive for the Army Reserve Innovation Command, an Army Reserve unit headquartered in Houston, Texas, but with subordinate units across the United States. As a two-star general command, the 75th is the senior military headquarters in the fourth largest city in the U.S. as well as in the surrounding region.

     As CXO, Govekar carries significant responsibility. One parallel is that the CXO role is similar to that of Chief Executive Officer in an incorporated business. In this parallel, the commanding general is similar to the Chairman of the Board. It is the CXO’s job to be the commander’s direct personal representative on a day-to-day basis, turning the vision of the commander (the Chairman) into action.

• 2009 – Present Command Executive Officer, Army Reserve Innovation
• 2007 – 2009 Command Executive Officer, 104th Training Division
• 2005 – 2007 Staff Operations and Training Officer, 104th Training Division
• 2003 – 2005 Industry – Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation
• 1999 – 2003 Industry – Pacific Material Handling Solutions
• 1990 – 1999 Active Duty, US Army Officer

• Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2017, Master of Maritime Administration
• US Army War College, Carlisle, PA, 2012, Master of Strategic Studies
• University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, 2012, Doctor of Management
• University of Phoenix, Pleasanton, CA, 2000, Master of Arts (Organizational Management)
• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1990, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Senior Leader Seminar
US Army War College Distance Education Program
Harvard Senior Executive Fellows Program
Continuing Education for Senior Leaders

Legion of Merit (2d Award)
Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
Superior Civilian Service Award (5th Award)
Commander’s Award for Civilian Service
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service