Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Myette is a native of Carver, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA in 2003. In December 2003, he completed Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. After attending The Basic School, he reported to the Naval Air Stations Pensacola, FL and Corpus Christi, TX for flight training in the T-34C and TH-57 B/C. Upon designation as a Naval Aviator in May 2006, he reported to MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA for training in the AH-1W Super Cobra.
In September 2006, he was assigned to HMLA-269, MCAS New River, NC, and served as the squadron S-6 Officer until January 2007, when he was re-assigned to the HMLA-167 “Warriors.” While assigned to the Warriors, LtCol Myette served as the S-1 Officer, and Legal Officer and deployed to Al Anbar Province, Iraq from March to August 2008 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After returning from OIF, LtCol Myette attached to VMM-263 (REIN) as part of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, and was assigned as the Flightline Officer. From May to November 2009, LtCol Myette deployed with the 22nd MEU, to the Mediterranean and Central Command (CENTCOM) theaters of operation.
In December 2009, LtCol Myette returned to HMLA-167 as was assigned as the S-2 Officer, until he reassigned to the HMLA-467 “Sabers”, MCAS Cherry Point, NC. While with the Sabers, LtCol Myette served as the Pilot Training Officer and Quality Assurance Officer.
In July 2012, LtCol Myette reported to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, CA to serve as an H-1 Developmental Test and Evaluation Pilot with VX-31. At VX-31, LtCol Myette flew the AH-1Z, UH-1Y, and AH-1W, and served as the Project Officer for the Hellfire Missile System, Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) software, and H-1 Upgrades System Configuration Set (SCS) 7.1.
In August 2015, LtCol Myette reported to Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, Quantico, VA. He graduated with distinction in June 2016, and earned a Master’s Degree in Military Studies.
In June 2016, LtCol Myette reported to Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG-24), MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI and was assigned to Group Operations as the Current Operations Officer, Assistant Operations Officer, and AH-1Z conversion officer. In August 2017, LtCol Myette was reassigned to HMLA-367 “Scarface”, and served as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer.
In July 2019, LtCol Myette reported to the 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit to serve as the Executive Officer.
His personal decorations include the Air Medal with Strike/Flight numeral two, and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star in lieu of second award.