Chris Stoddard graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, and went on to serve as an artillery officer and instructor in the U. S. Marine Corps. Chris started his career in the U. S. Secret Service in 1998, assigned to the Richmond Field Office, Richmond, VA. He transferred to the Chicago Field Office and was assigned to the newly formed Chicago Electronic Crimes Task Force as computer forensics examiner. Following his time in Chicago, Chris was assigned to the Bush Protective Division, Houston, TX as a shift agent and rescue swimmer for former President George H. W. Bush.
Upon completion of his protection duties, he transferred to the Miami Field Office, and assigned to the Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force. There he served as a computer/mobile forensics examiner, and group supervisor for the computer forensics laboratory. In 2014, Chris transferred to Pittsburgh, PA where he was assigned to Secret Service’s CERT Liaison Program at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. He later assumed the role as program manager/supervisory special agent at CERT, and took on the additional duties as the U. S. Secret Service liaison to the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) in Pittsburgh, PA.
In 2018, he assumed the position as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge and Cyber Fraud Task Force supervisor of the Pittsburgh Field Office. Chris retired from the U. S. Secret Service in 2020, and recently assumed his current duties as the Director of Operations at NCFTA. Chris and his wife Kathi have been married for over twenty-five years and have three children.