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Commander Christensen was born in Murray, Utah. He received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University in 2003 and was commissioned an Ensign through Officer Candidate School in January 2004. He holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
CDR Christensen assumed responsibility as Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command’s Operations Officer in October 2023.
He served as an Assistant Resident Officer in Charge of Construction for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Marianas, in 2004 and as the Deputy Assistant Regional Engineer for Commander, Navy Region Marianas in 2006. In July 2007, he joined the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion SEVENTY-FOUR as a Company Commander and Detail Officer in Charge. In April 2009, he transferred to the TWENTY-SECOND Naval Construction Regiment and served as the Assistant Operations Officer and U.S. AFRICOM Action Officer.
After completing his graduate studies, CDR Christensen transferred to Naval Station Great Lakes, where he served as the Assistant Regional Engineer for Commander, Navy Region Midwest. In July 2014, after the disestablishment of Navy Region Midwest, he served as the Facilities, Engineering, and Acquisition Division Director for the Public Works Department, Great Lakes, under Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid Atlantic. He then served as the Military Aide for the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment from April 2016 to May 2018. CDR Christensen then served as the Executive Officer for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ONE-THIRTY-THREE.
In July 2020, CDR Christensen assumed the duties as the Public Works Officer for Naval Air Station Sigonella. CDR Christensen is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, and qualified as a Seabee Combat Warfare officer.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy Commendation Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (three awards) and other unit and service awards.

Last Updated: 18 October 2023

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