Christopher Boissonnault was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps right after high school. During his 22 years of service he deployed to Okinawa, Japan, Rota Spain, and Naples Italy. He also supported missions in Africa including Freetown, Sierra Leone and Brazzaville, Congo Republic.
In 2014, he retired and spent eight years as the Scholarship and Enrolment Officer for the Three Rivers Battalion Army ROTC located in Pittsburgh, Pa. In January of 2022, Christopher assumed the duties at Duquesne University as the Director of the Office for Military and Veteran Students.