Christopher Sandrolini

Professor of International Affairs
Department of National Security and Strategy, SSL



Christopher Sandrolini is a career Foreign Service Officer with the United States Department of State, currently assigned to the faculty of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, as a member of the Department of National Security and Strategy. 

Mr. Sandrolini joined the Foreign Service in 1984 and was assigned to the Dominican Republic. His subsequent overseas assignments include New Delhi, India; Bratislava, Slovakia; Principal Officer in Calcutta, India; Deputy Chief of Mission and chargé d’affaires a.i. at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, Italy; Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Assistance program in Jerusalem; Deputy Chief of Mission and chargé d’affaires a.i. in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; and Director of the INL program in Kabul, Afghanistan.

In the United States, Mr. Sandrolini served at the State Department in the following positions: Honduras Desk Officer; long term study of international economics; exchange fellow at USWEST; India Desk Officer; Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center; Director of INL Policy Coordination; executive assistant for Oceans, Environment, and Science Affairs; INL Senior Advisor; Director of Canadian Affairs; and Foreign Policy Advisor at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. Space Command.  In 2022 he served temporarily at Fort Knox, supporting the Army’s Colonels Command Assessment Program; in 2023 he served for four months as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Port Moresby.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mr. Sandrolini holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Chicago, with a major in Humanities. He earned a Masters Degree in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He studied Spanish, French, Italian, Czech, and some Hindi, retaining varying degrees of fluency. He has received a variety of awards in recognition of his service abroad.

Mr. Sandrolini is married with three children.


651 Wright Ave, Room 2093
Carlisle Barracks, PA 17013