Col Charles Risio

Col Charles "Chuck" Risio is the US Marine Corps Service Representative to the Defense Business Board.

Commissioned as an infantry officer, Col Risio served in the First Gulf war, Operation Iraqi Freedom in Fallujah, Operation Enduring Freedom in the Horn of Africa, and the Republic of Georgia. His other assignments include the Naval ROTC at Penn State, Civil Affairs Group in Washington, DC, Headquarters Marine Corps (Plans) at the Pentagon, Marine Forces Europe/Africa in Stuttgart, Germany, and II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, NC.

Col Risio attended Syracuse University studying Economics, earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix while still on active duty, and a Masters of National Security Strategy from National Defense University at Ft. McNair, Washington, DC.