MAJ CHRISTINA M. LONGO

Academic Assistant

 

MAJ CHRISTINA M. LONGO

Academic Assistant

Homeland Defense Fellowship, College of International Security Affairs

National Defense University


MAJ Longo earned her commission through the ROTC program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, August 2011, majoring in news writing and editing journalism and minoring in Chinese Mandarin. She commissioned as an active duty, Distinguished Military Graduate, Military Intelligence Officer. Following commissioning and completion of the Military Intelligence Officer’s Basic Course, MAJ Longo served with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (BfSB) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and during its 9-month deployment to Afghanistan RC (S), Operation Enduring Freedom XIII.  She then accepted a PCS to 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division based at Fort Bliss, Texas and became the 501st Brigade Support Battalion S-2 Intelligence Officer. In this assignment she served as the BN S-2 for 18 months, managing more than 900 personnel clearances and actions, attending two Decisive Action rotations at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California and several other 1 AD training events.

MAJ Longo then moved to Fort Huachuca, AZ and completed the Military Intelligence Captain’s Career Course. CPT Longo then accepted a recruiting company command in Charlotte, NC for 64 NCOs and 150 Future Soldiers spanning 4,400 square miles. Following this two-year command, MAJ Longo attended the Intelligence Collection Planner’s Course and accepted a position in the U.S Army Europe headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany. She completed one year as an intelligence security cooperation officer, and one year as the deputy collection manager for the USAREUR G-2.

MAJ Longo was then awarded a performance-based scholarship for the Security Studies Master’s Degree Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. After her graduation in May 2022, MAJ Longo served as the Academic Assistant to Professor David Lemek, the Chair of the Homeland Defense Fellowship Master’s Program at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C where she received a merit-based promotion to Major as well as nomination to attend the School of Other Nations resident ILE program based in The Netherlands.