Who is Christopher Herring?

Please review my leadership attributes and qualifications to serve the community. I look at this endeavor as a ministry — a social ministry that can uplift the community.

Christopher Herring’s Background:


My experience with mentoring is quite diverse while serving 20 years on active duty in the US Air Force. I have had the pleasure of serving our nation while helping to uplift the local communities. The list below does not include my military positions or responsibilities:

1987-1989: Writer, Hudson Valley Black Press : My Mentor – Mr. Chuck Stewart
1989: Created organization EEI, Educators of Economic Investment – empowered Boston college students to mentor at-risk gang members within the Boston high schools; Recognized by Dean of Students, Boston University : My Mentor – Rear Admiral Norman Wendell Johnson, USN (retired)
1990: Coined phrase “AHANA” at Boston University – African, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans to replace term “minority”
1990: Ambassador to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center at Boston University and Student Orientation Leader : My Mentor – Ms Mable Milner, Director
1991: Appointed the first student director of the Undergraduate Resource Center (URC) at Boston University : My Mentor – Reginald Harris
1991: Graduated Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and inducted into top 1% leadership Scarlet Key Honorary Society, Boston University

1991: Began Active Duty Air Force career; Selected for first-ever Minority Officer Recruiting Program for the United States Air Force to increase ROTC enrollments : My Mentors: General BO Davis, Jr., Lt Col Weaver
1991-1992: Appointed to Faculty, University of Akron, Ohio, Aerospace Science Department
1993: Assisted Omega Educational Foundation Executive Director to create Omega Psi Phi’s Annual Youth Conference in Compton, California; a premier mentoring program for black boys in Los Angeles:
1994: Chairman, Black History Month Committee, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
1994: Served on the Rebuild LA Committee after riots; provided leadership to organizing the community
1994: Selected for Ebony Magazine’s Top Thirty Future Leaders Edition
1995: Volunteered with the Watts Action Committee; provided Meals on Wheels services to the elderly and mentored at-risk community youth
1995: Graduated Masters of Science, Human Resource Management, Chapman University
1995: Organized the formation of the Air Force Cadet-Officer Mentor Actions Program Chapter at Los Angeles Air Force Base
1995: Featured in Jet Magazine for selection as NAACP’s Roy Wilkins Renowned Service Award Recipient
1996: Elected Chapter President of Society of Human Resource Management at Fort Meade, Maryland
1997: Appointed as Adjunct Faculty – National Cryptology School; Taught leadership, management, and diversity management to government agency employees
1997: Earned National Certification, Diversity Train the Trainer, Society for Human Resource Management
1997: Selected for US Air Force Intern Program; Assigned to Office Secretary of Defense, General Officer Matters Desk and Capital Hill Air Force Legislative Liaison
1998: Served on national convention planning committee, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.; Interviewed on Fox News to speak about the Tuskegee Airman contribution
1998-2000: Served as Adviser to National President, Air Force Cadet-Officer Mentor Actions Program Chapter, Pentagon
1998: Appointed as Co-Chair, President Clinton’s One America Campaign to Improve Race Relations, Department of Defense
1998: Business Manager, Miss Washington DC (Miss America Pageant)
1999: Graduated, DEOMI Program Manager Course (Defense Equal Opportunity and Management Institute)


2000: Graduated Masters of Arts, Organizational Management, The George Washington University
1999-2001: Chief, Military Equal Opportunity and Treatment, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; led federal cultural observance programs for Black History Month, Woman’s History Month, Asian-Pacific Islanders History Month, Hispanic History Month, Jewish Days of Observance, and Native American History Month
2002: President, Air Force Association, Mt Rushmore Chapter
2003: US JAYCEES Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award
2004-2005: 15 speaking engagements to include YWCA – North Dakota Keynote Speaker for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
2007-2009: Board of Directors, West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
2009: Loaned Executive, United Way Bexar County (assisted in raising $45M for charitable organizations)
2010: Graduated Master Certificate Program, Project Management, Villanova University
2011: Speaker, City of San Antonio MLK Jr. Holiday March
2010-Present: Institutional Review Board, Texas A&M San Antonio
2010-Present: Board Member, Advancing School Aged Children, Randolph Air Force Base
2010-Present: Chairman of the Board, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre, San Antonio, Texas
2011: Retired from Active Duty Air Force as Chief Strategist for Air Force Recruiting Service (created Air Force strategies for national marketing, advertising, and community relations program)


This is a video of Christopher Herring as the guest speaker of Ellsworth Air Force Base Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. His speech outlines areas of leadership, community involvement to include mentoring black children.

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