Major Chris DeMure
Downing Scholar (Class of 2009)
Major Chris DeMure graduated in 2000 from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, and was commissioned into the Infantry. He has worked in a variety of positions while assigned to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in the Republic of Korea, the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 82nd Airborne Division. His service includes nearly three years deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as commanding an infantry company for 37 months. He was also assigned as an Infantry Captains Assignment Officer. Chris attended Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and completed a Master’s in Public Administration and a Master’s of Arts in International Relations. His curriculum included studying abroad at King’s College in London, England and attending the International Institute of Counterterrorism in Herzilya, Israel. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (with 2 oak leaf cluster and “V” device for valor), the Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Senior Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, and Combat Infantryman Badge. Chris was named a 2007 recipient of the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award. He is married to the former Tina Guzik.