As the Senior Vice President of Program Operations at Millennium, Chris Rush provides strategic vision and operational direction of Millennium’s portfolio of Engineering Services to clients within the Army, Navy, Air Force, other DoD agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security. Services include systems engineering and cyber support, program and project management support, and information technology support within the Federal market space. He is also responsible for business growth across the portfolio, contributing to Millennium’s history of continuous revenue growth every year since the company was founded in 2004.
Chris joined Millennium in 2012, upon his retirement from the United States Army. Before being named VP of Operations, Chris served as a Director and Senior Director for Army programs directly responsible for superior performance and revenue growth in the Army market.
Chris retired from the Army in 2012 after 25 years of service. He is a certified acquisition professional, DAWIA Level 3 certified in Program Management, and has over fifteen years of experience in program management, DoD acquisition policy, and the Defense Acquisition Board process and has extensive experience coordinating at senior levels of the Services, the Combatant Commands, and the Intelligence Community. Before transitioning into Army Acquisition, he served in operational assignments in various leadership positions in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, and the 25th Infantry Division.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from West Point, Chris holds a Master of Arts in Procurement and Acquisition Management from Webster University. He is a graduate of the Program Manager’s Course at the Defense Systems Management College, the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, and the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, GA.