Industry Manager, Defense & Intelligence
Chris Oxendine is the Industry Manager, Defense & Intelligence at Esri where he works with customers and partners to meet the geospatial intelligence mission. Prior to joining Esri, he directed the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences (CEGS) at the United States Military Academy at West Point. At the start of his career, he was a Military Police Platoon Leader at Fort Benning, Georgia, and deployed to Kuwait. He served as a Military Police Company Commander and Commander of a Fire Fighter Detachment at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He deployed twice with the 101st Airborne Division to Afghanistan. He holds a Ph.D. in Earth Systems and GeoInformation Science from George Mason University, a master’s degree in Cartography/GIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and a bachelor’s degree in Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy from the United States Military Academy.