Chris Erlewine MILITARY PROFESSOR
Maj., U. S. Air Force
Area of Expertise: International Affairs, Japan
Major Chris Erlewine joined the faculty at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in April 2015 as a U.S. Air Force Military Professor after serving as the Chief of Wing Scheduling and RQ-4 Instructor Pilot, 9th Operations Support Squadron, at Beale AFB in California. He is an Air Force Northeast Asia Regional Affairs Specialist (RAS).
Maj. Erlewine is a career aviator with 10 years of service. He commissioned in the Air Force in 2005. He has over 1,500 hours flying T-37s, T-1s, KC-135s, RQ-4s and C-12s.
Maj. Erlewine ha served in multiple commands to include United States Pacific Air Force (PACAF), Air Mobility Command (AMC), and Air Combat Command (ACC). He has held positions as Aircraft Commander, Instructor Pilot, Flight Commander, Safety Officer, Executive Officer and Wing Scheduler.
Maj. Erlewine deployed to and traveled the Pacific region while stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan. He also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.