Retired U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Chris Thorne spent more than 30 years serving in the United States, Asia, the South Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa in a variety of roles and assignments, after joining the United States Navy at 17 years old. Following his military service, Chris helped to establish and scale a start-up company focused on successful military transitions to civilian careers as well as supporting military families.
In 2021, Chris founded Chris Thorne Consulting with a focus on informing and educating industry with a focus on maximizing veteran and military family talent acquisition and retention. Chris is an accredited Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and works with various business and nonprofit organizations in developing and implementing veteran hiring and retention strategies and compliance driven practices.
Chris serves on multiple non-profit Boards and committees is actively engaged in local, regional and national veteran’s advocacy programs and speaks nationally on veteran related issues. Chris is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and currently resides in Carlsbad, California.