Christopher M. Frey

Principal Analyst

A recently retired Marine Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Frey has over 20 years of leadership and experience in operations analysis, program management, logistics, and planning to help inform, advise, and provide insights to senior executives about solutions to difficult problems at both the operational and strategic levels of the Marine Corps and Joint Services. He is both formally educated and well experienced in using modeling, simulation and data analysis to optimize performance in supply chain management, maintenance management, and transportation, while minimizing costs to budgets over $100M. His approach is to draw out ideas, listen and connect with the client and stakeholders, as well as apply an understanding of mathematics and analytics tools to support defining the problem, choosing an appropriate analytic method, conducting analysis, and finally packaging/presenting insight to the client.

During his last billet in the Marine Corps, he served as the Director of the Logistics Operations Analysis Division, managing Marine analysts and out-sourced studies and analysis to support decision making for the Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Installations and Logistics (DC I&L) in the areas of Logistics Information Systems, Logistics Advocacy, Marine Corps Installations, Enterprise Ground Equipment Management, and Logistics Modernization and Innovation.

As an operations research analyst for the Studies and Analysis Department of Marine Corps Logistics Command (LOGCOM), Mr. Frey used statistical analysis, forecasting, modeling and simulation tools to provide senior executives with information to make defendable, data-driven decisions on actions affecting the life cycle management of Marine Corps ground equipment.

Mr. Frey’s program management experience includes serving as the Deputy Project Manager for the Joint High-Speed Vessel (JHSV) multi-billion dollar joint acquisition program, where he was deeply involved in determining the best offeror and awarding the contract to design and build the JHSV, a successful Milestone B approval from the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), and monthly design/ production readiness reviews with the prime contractor.

As a logistician and planner, Mr. Frey has worked at the strategic, operational and tactical levels of the military. With Headquarters Marine Corps National Plans Branch, he worked with the Joint Staff and Combatant Commands on the National Military Strategy, USPACOM Operational Plans, and amphibious shipping issues. While serving as the Senior Advisor to the Logistics Directorate of the Afghanistan Ministry of the Interior, he worked with the Afghan National Police to assume control of an annual sustainment budget of $111M and maintenance responsibilities for over 40,000 vehicles. As the Operations and Plans Officer for 3D Marine Division on Okinawa Japan, he helped develop the Logistics Concept of Operations for the Korean War Plans and coordinated/executed movement and sustainment plans for the Division to participate in coalition and joint military exercises in the Pacific.


Master of Science in Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, United States Naval Academy, 1994