Chris Bargery

Mr. Chris Bargery
Executive Director for Law Enforcement  


As the Executive Director for Law Enforcement, Mr. Bargery establishes policies and oversees operations for the Pentagon Police Division, Force Protection and Emergency Services, and Threat Management, to include investigations, high risk personnel protection, and intelligence/counterintelligence. He is the Agency’s primary liaison in coordinating with DoD Components, Executive Departments and Agencies, and state and local partners on matters involving law enforcement, force protection and activities that impact Pentagon Facilities.

Prior to PFPA, Mr. Bargery worked as a subject matter expert in the private defense industry, assuring the survivability of national and defense critical infrastructure and missions.  A 28-year U.S. Air Force (USAF) veteran, Mr. Bargery served as the Commander for the Air Force Security Forces Center, responsible for USAF security operations worldwide. He also served as the Wing Commander at Lajes Air Base, Portugal.

Colonel Bargery served as the wartime force protection director for Air Force operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East and later as the senior security officer protecting Air Force operations in Europe, Africa and the Levant.  He was the Joint Staff Interagency Coordinator for Antiterrorism and a member of a White House Counterterrorism Security Group Task Force for homeland defense.  During Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom, he planned and commanded offensive ground combat operations against insurgent forces in Iraq.  He was an exchange officer with the British Forces at the Royal Air Force Regiment.

During his military career, he received numerous awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit (3), Bronze Star Medal (3), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5), and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.

Mr. Bargery is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis, a Masters of Security Management from Webster University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from Air University, and graduated from the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air Force Air War College.