CPT Christopher Phalan is currently the commander for HHC, 470th MI BDE. CPT Phalan enlisted in the Army in January 2001 as a 35G Common Ground Station Operator. He served in every enlisted leadership position from Team Leader to Drill Sergeant and finishing his enlisted time as a Detachment Sergeant. He also served as an Intelligence Fusion Cell NCOIC while deployed to Iraq before receiving his commission in January 2011. His previous assignments include HUMINT Platoon Leader and Battalion S2 with the 1st Cavalry Division, and most recently he commanded a strategic SIGINT company in support of NSA.