MAJ Chris Kinney Addresses ALMBS

Major Chris Kinney currently serves with the WVARNG as part of the Special Operations Detachment – Europe.  He began his career by enlisting in the Army in the fall of 1990.  In 1991, he was admitted to the USMA Preparatory School and subsequently attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an infantry officer.  During his active duty time, MAJ Kinney served as a rifle platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, company executive officer, adjutant, and assistant operations officer.  He transferred to the WVARNG in 2002 and served a one-year tour in Iraq as an intelligence officer and battery commander.  After a break in service MAJ Kinney returned to the WVARNG to serve with the state’s Officer Candidate School, which he commanded from 2011 to 2015.  MAJ Kinney has been awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge.

On the civilian side, he has served as an analyst for the FBI for the past 6 years.  Prior to that he held various leadership positions at two industrial plants.

MAJ Kinney has been married to Diane for 22 years.  They have two children, Tim (19), a 2016 participant of Boys State, and Sarah (16).  They reside in Bridgeport where he is originally from and grew up.