Lt. Col. Chris Foster is in his fourth season as a member of the Air Force coaching staff. Foster graduated with a degree in engineering mechanics from the Academy in 1989. He also has an MBA, a Master of Military Operational Arts and Science and is a graduate of Air War College.
A four-year starter for Air Force, Foster is No. 2 on AFA's career scoring list (139 points) and is the career leader with 31 assists. He earned All-American honors in 1988 and was the first soccer player to receive the USAFA Male Athlete of the Year award. He was a member of the 1989 University Games Team, the US National "B" Team (1988-90) and represented the United States on the Senior Division National Team.
Following graduation, Foster was stationed at the Academy as an assistant soccer coach and played professionally for the Colorado Foxes in the APSL's inaugural season. He then attended undergraduate pilot training at Williams AFB, Ariz., and was briefly stationed at Holloman AFB, N.M., where he played for the New Mexico Chilies in the USISL.
Foster has been stationed at Bitburg and Spangdahlem AB, Germany; Tyndall and Eglin AFB, Fla.; RAF Valley, Wales; Langley AFB, Va., and NAS Keflavik, Iceland. He is a command pilot with over 1,500 hours in the F-15C, over 250 combat hours, and is currently the 306 FTG Liaison to Academy and an instructor pilot at the Academy airfield.