Master Sergeant Christopher Gogas

I was born on July 31, 1973 in Scranton Pennsylvania. I am a husband and father with two wonderful daughters, Breanna 23 and Ashlynd 19. My wife Shari and I have been married for 20 years and I am blessed to have her by my side throughout my life’s endeavors. I began my Army career April 1, 1993. I have thus far completed 24 years of active duty service in the Army. I began my career as a Special Forces Green Beret in August 2003 when I was assigned to ODA 555 as a Junior Engineer Sergeant. I am currently assigned to 5TH Special Forces Group’s Advanced Skill Company. My military career goals include completing 30 years of military service. I am currently enrolled in the United States Army Sergeant Majors Academy (Non Resident Course). I am striving to graduate the course in 12 months, normally an 18 month process. While serving as a member of 5th Special Forces Group I have completed an Associate’s Degree through Troy University in 2012. I am currently enrolled in Troy University’s Bachelors Program for Applied Science focusing on Resources and Technology Management. I hope to complete my Bachelor’s Degree with Troy University by the end of 2018. I am currently 10 classes away from completing this goal and I intend to uphold the highest standards expected from a Special Forces Soldier throughout this process. My civilian education goals parallel my military career goals in that I firmly believe a well-rounded education is critical in order to be a more competent leader and mentor. Following my military career I hope to use my military experience and civilian education to enter into the private business sector and provide support to the defense community. As a selectee of the Bennie Adkins Foundation Scholarship, I humbled and extremely grateful. I intend to use the scholarship to continue to pursue my bachelor’s degree.


Bachelors Program Applied Science
Troy University (Current Student)
Associates Degree in General Studies
Troy University 2012 Certificate of Training in Computer Repair
Star Technical University 1992


Military Free Fall Course, 2008
Senior Leaders Course, 2007
Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant Course, 2005
Special Operations Target Interdiction Course, 2004
SERE, 2003
Special Forces Qualification Course, 2002
Advanced Leaders Course, 1998
Advanced Airborne School, 1996
Basic Leaders Course, 1996
Air Assault School, 1996
Airborne School, 1993
Basic Training Fort Sill Oklahoma, 199