Distinguished Alumnus — Chris Stangle

poster of CCSD alumnus Chris Stangle

Class of 1992

Bio:  Major Chris Stangle is an operations officer for the Army Multi-Domain Targeting Center, located at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. After graduating from Carroll County High School in 1992, Major Stangle enlisted into the Army as a tank vehicle systems mechanic. After completing his enlistment, he attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he participated in the ROTC program, earned his degree and was commissioned as a field artillery officer in December 2000.

Over the next eighteen years he would deploy to Afghanistan one time and Iraq three times. Major Stangle has completed or participated in the Field Artillery Captain’s Career Course, Military Transition Team Training, the Foreign Area Officer Program, and the Defense Language Institute. Major Stangle has worked at United States embassies in Latvia, Kazakhstan, and Moldova and served as a fires planner at Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).

A few of Major Stangle's awards and decorations include the following: Bronze Star Medal (2), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1), the Army Commendation Medal (4), the Army Achievement Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal (2), Humanitarian Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

Influence of Carroll County Schools:  The greatest influence that impacted Major Stangle's student and military career were wonderful teachers like Patsy Sapp, Betty Stark, Ken Massey, Dorothy Spitz, John B. Leep Jr., Brad Becraft, Carol Shelton, Sue Leite, Patti Harrison, and many more. These teachers always expressed a genuine concern and interest in Chris that started during his student career and continues today.

We in the Carroll County School District are proud of our alumni, which is why we launched a project to highlight distinguished graduates of our school district.