Chris Starling is the Executive Director of NPower California. In this role he recruits and trains veterans, veteran spouses and young adults in IT fundamentals and then places them into tech jobs throughout California. Prior to joining NPower in 2019, Chris worked at Vets in Tech and at the Marines’ Memorial Association in San Francisco. Chris is a US Marine Corps veteran with over 26 years of active duty. He completed ten overseas deployments including three combat tours in the Middle East. Command assignments included Kilo Company 3/3 in Kaneohe Bay, HI, Second Battalion, Second Marines in Camp Lejeune NC, and the 23d Marines in San Bruno CA. Chris’s staff assignments were varied and included instructor duty at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY, an operations planner at Joint Task Force 5 in Alameda, CA, and as the Partnership Division Chief of US Africa Command in Stuttgart, Germany.