Brigadier General Christopher G. Cavoli '87 was commissioned into the Infantry from the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1987. He has served in a wide variety of positions in operational units throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He commanded 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, and 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, as well as serving as Deputy Commander of Regional Command West in Herat, Afghanistan. BG Cavoli's staff experience includes service as the Director for Russia on the Joint Staff, J5; as the Deputy Executive Assistant for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; as the Director of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Coordination Group; and as a fellow at the National Defense University, the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies, and the Army Chief of Staff's Strategic Studies Group. BG Cavoli is a Foreign Area Officer with a concentration on Eurasia, and speaks Italian, Russian, and French.  He holds degrees from Princeton University and Yale University. His awards include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Ranger Tab, and Master Parachutist wings. BG Cavoli is married to the former Christina Dacey of Fairfax, Virginia; they have two teenage sons, Alex and Nick.