LT Chris "Gator" Gilg

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LT Gilg was born in Frankfurt, Germany and is the son of two U.S. Army Soldiers. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Indiana University and a Master’s of Sciences in Human Factors in Aeronautics from the Florida Institute of Technology.


LT Gilg received his commissioned in 2010 and earned his Naval Flight Officer wings in 2011. From 2011 to 2015, while assigned to Patrol Squadron NINE, he amassed over 1,400 hours in the P-3C and deployed as the Combat Aircrew Eight Mission Commander in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM, ACTIVE ENDEAVOR, NIMBLE WARNING, JUKEBOX LOTUS and JUNIPER SHIELD. From 2015 to 2018, LT Gilg served as the Pacific Reconnaissance Operations Center Officer in Charge and Chief of Reconnaissance to Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Naval Air Liaison Element. He planned and managed the safe execution over 5,000 sensitive reconnaissance missions, with 105 drawing Commander in Chief approval, uniting Pacific reconnaissance collection capabilities for National Security Council Collection Managers. He was named three times named Company Grade Officer of the Quarter and the 2016 Company Grade Officer of the Year.


In 2018, LT Gilg transferred to the Naval Aerospace and Operational Physiology community. While stationed at Aviation Survival Training Center Pensacola from 2018 to 2020, he was named Naval Survival Training Institute Officer Instructor of the Year. Currently, LT Gilg serves as the Aeromedical Safety Officer for Marine Aircraft Group 24.

LT Chris "Gator" Gilg