Lt. Col. Christopher Gin has been serving as the Commander of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion since June 17, 2022.

Lt. Col. Chris Gin returns to DLIFLC with over 17 years of Active Duty service to command the 229th MI Battalion. He is a native of Fremont, CA and left home in 2001 to start his Army journey 3 months before September 11th.

After earning his commission at the United States Military Academy in 2005, Lt. Col. Gin served two combat tours in Iraq as a Stryker Battalion Intelligence Officer with 1-14 Infantry Battalion (“Right of the Line!”). Following the MI Captains Career Course, he commanded Charlie Company (“Strike First, Strike Hard!”) 229th MI Battalion alongside now CSM John Lee, and then served as the battalion Operations Officer here at DLI from 2012-2014.

He attended the Command and General Staff College as an Art of War Scholar in 2015, earning a Master’s in Military Arts and Science. He then attended the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) in 2016 followed by a utilization tour as the G5 Intelligence Planner for 2nd Infantry Division (“Second to None!”) from 2016-2017 at Camp Red Cloud, ROK. He then served as the Executive Officer for 532nd MI Battalion (“Nosce Hostem!”) at Camp Humphreys, ROK.  After Korea, Lt. Col. Gin completed the Joint Forces Staff College before serving as the Intelligence Plans Chief for the Theater Special Operations Command – Pacific (SOCPAC) from 2018-2021. While at SOCPAC, he was selected for a 6-month tour of duty at the United States Embassy in New Delhi, India. 

Most recently, he served as the Professor of Military Science at the University of Southern California Army ROTC Trojan Battalion (“Fight On!”) in Los Angeles and commissioned 27 Second Lieutenants into the Active, Guard, and Reserve forces. Lt. Col. Gin is a graduate of the Army’s Airborne, Ranger, and Air Assault schools.

His awards and decorations include the Combat Action Badge, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (4 oak leaf clusters), and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.