Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Christopher J. Rocheleau is the Executive Director for International Affairs at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He develops international policy and provides guidance across the various disciplines of the FAA. He oversees the FAA's international offices in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Previously, Mr. Rocheleau was the FAA’s Chief of Staff and served as a key counsel to the Administrator, Deputy Administrator and senior FAA leadership. He provided guidance, oversight, and coordination of activities dealing with aviation policy, operations, and resource management programs. He also served as Counselor to the Administrator, and Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator. Before joining the Administrator’s staff, Mr. Rocheleau was the Director of the Office of Emergency Operations and Investigations in the FAA’s Office of Security and Hazardous Materials. He was responsible for the Washington Operations Center, the Emergency Operations Division, and the FAA’s National Security Coordination efforts. Mr. Rocheleau was an original member of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as the Manager of TSA’s Intelligence Operations Watch, and subsequently served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Transportation Policy.
Before joining the FAA, Mr. Rocheleau served in the military as an officer and special agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations, and held leadership positions in the U.S. and overseas. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve in 2010. Mr. Rocheleau holds a Bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, and a Master's of Public Administration from City University of Seattle. Mr. Rocheleau also successfully completed the Executive National Security Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and USAF Air Command and Staff College. Mr. Rocheleau is a member of the Aero Club of Washington, the International Aviation Club of Washington, Association of Former OSI Special Agents, and the Fraternal Order of Police.