A former Marine Corps Sergeant and California Highway Patrol Officer (CHP), Chris Throgmorton currently attends Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Mr. Throgmorton’s degree will add to his already substantial credentials as an experienced supervisor.
Chris Throgmorton served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, and spent nine years as an officer with the CHP, holding leadership positions with each organization. With the Marines, he attained the rank of Sergeant and managed 11 other Marines in the Munitions Work Center, part of the Ordnance Department. His team handled thousands of tons of munitions without incident and was the only unit on the base to have zero discrepancies on the MCAS Yuma Explosives Safety Audit. With the CHP, Mr. Throgmorton was an Officer-in-Charge on arrest and accident investigations. He also held a supervisory role as a Vehicle Theft Investigator, for which he earned an Award of Excellence from the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce.
During his career in security and law enforcement, Chris Throgmorton contributed to the training of fellow Marines and peace officers. In his role with the Munitions Department, he conducted exercises for Marines of both higher and lower rank; as a civilian, he led Vehicle Theft Investigation courses offered by the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Testing. As an Equal Opportunity Counselor, he helped to address the underutilization of women and minorities within the CHP.
Chris Throgmorton remains physically fit though weight training, running, and the practice of martial arts. He also contributes to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.