CDR Christjan Gaudio works in the Coast Guard's Office of Counterterrorism and Defense Operations Policy as the Chief of the Counterterrorism Policy and Irregular Warfare Division. He is currently enrolled in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Studies. He is a 2018 graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College where he was an Art of War Scholar. Additionally he is a 2008 graduate of Norwich University and a 2002 graduate of the University of North Florida. His assignments include Tactical Law Enforcement Team (TACLET) South, Maritime Advisor to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Border Guard, USCGC GRAND ISLE, USCGC RESOLUTE, USCGC BOUTWELL, Maritime Security Response Team-Chesapeake, and TACLET North.