Lt. Col. Christopher J. Denton assumed command of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant on July 21, 2022. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant conducts contract oversight and provides quality small-caliber munitions to the Warfighter.
Lt. Col. Denton was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 2004, upon graduation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. After attending the Transportation Officer Basic Course,
he was assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served in the 325th Brigade Support Battalion as a Distribution Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Support Operations Transportation Officer, and commanded a
Forward Support Company with deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006 and 2008. Following Company Command, he served as a Forward Support Company Observer/Coach/Trainer at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk,
Louisiana. In 2012, he was selected to serve in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), where from 2012 to 2017, he served as a Battalion S4 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions and as the Regiment S4, deploying
twice to Freedom. From 2017 to 2018, he served as the Battalion Executive Officer for the 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, supporting the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). While assigned to the Joint Staff
Directorate of Logistics (J4) from 2018 to 2021, Lt. Col. Denton served as a Plans Officer, Executive Officer, and participated in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Sustainment Fellowship Program. In 2021, he was assigned
to the Army Staff as the Logistics Branch Chief in the G-3/5/7 Special Operations Division.
Lt. Col. Denton’s military education includes the Transportation Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, and Intermediate Level Education at the Army Command and General Staff College. He is also a
graduate of the Airborne, Air Assault, Pathfinder, Mortuary Affairs Officer, Division Transportation Officer, and Support Operations Officer courses.
Lt. Col. Denton holds a Bachelor’s of Science in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s of Science in business supply chain management and logistics from the University of Kansas.
Lt. Col. Denton’s awards and achievements include: Bronze Star Medal (1 oak-leaf cluster); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3 oak-leaf clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal
(1 oak-leaf cluster); Army Commendation Medal (1 oak-leaf cluster); Army Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Superior Unit Award (2 oak-leaf clusters); Air Force Meritorious Unit Award,
Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 oak-leaf cluster); Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; Pathfinder Badge; Combat Action Badge; Joint Staff Identification Badge; and Army Staff Identification Badge.