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Christopher S. Adams, Jr.

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Major General Christopher S. Adams, Jr., USAF (ret.) “received a commission in the U.S. Air Force under the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and entered active duty in August 1952. The general began basic pilot training at Spence Field, Ga., and earned his wings at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, in September 1953. He then went to Harlingen Air Force Base, Texas, for advanced multiengine training.  In January 1954 General Adams was assigned as a B-36 pilot with the 95th Bombardment Wing at Biggs Air Force Base, Texas, where he served until April 1959. After B-52 combat crew training at Castle Air Force Base, Calif., he went to Ramey Air Force Base, Puerto Rico, as a B-52G pilot with the 72nd Bombardment Wing. From August 1961 to March 1963, he served as a controller and deputy chief, Control Division, in the command post at Ramey.

 

General Adams attended Minuteman combat crew training at Chanute Air Force Base, Ill., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., from April to August 1963, after which he was assigned to the 44th Strategic Missile Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., as a missile combat crew commander. He subsequently served as the wing senior instructor until January 1966.  Following C-141 flight training at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., he flew airlift support for Southeast Asia with the 9th Military Airlift Squadron at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

 

In November 1966 General Adams transferred to the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, as chief, operations and training, 388th Combat Support Group until October 1967. During this period he flew more than 1,100 hours in SC-47s, of which 650 hours were in the combat zone. He was assigned in November 1967 to Headquarters Joint Task Force Eight, Sandia Base, N.M., where he served as an action officer for the Operations and Plans Directorate, J-3.

 

The general joined the Defense Nuclear Agency in Washington, D.C., in November 1970 as assistant chief of staff and executive to the director. In June 1972 he was named director of plans and programs for the agency.   One year later General Adams became deputy commander for operations for the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In December 1973 he transferred to Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., as vice commander of the 90th Strategic Missile Wing. He became the commander of the wing in June 1974.

 

In December 1975 he took command of the 12th Air Division, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., (later the division moved to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas). From July 1978 to May 1979, General Adams was assigned as assistant deputy chief of staff, operations, for SAC. He then became deputy chief of staff for operations plans and deputy director for the Single Integrated Operational Plan of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, also at Offutt Air Force Base. He retired in 1983.

 

The general is a command pilot with more than 7,000 flying hours in various aircraft and wears the master missile badge. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal with oak leaf cluster and Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters.” Major General Christopher S. Adams, Jr. is the author of: Red Eagle: A Story of Cold War Espionage; Profiles in Betrayal: The Enemy Within; Out of Darkness: The Last Russian Revolution; Ideologies in Conflict: A Cold War Docu-Story; The Betrayal Mosaic: A Cold War Spy Story; and, Inside The Cold War: A Cold Warrior's Reflections.

 

According to the book description of Inside the Cold War: A Cold Warrior's Reflections, “General Adams reflects on his experiences in the cold war, during which he served in both manned bombers and missile silos. He tells stories of famous and not-so-famous cold warriors, including some from the US Navy. Some stories are humorous; some stories are tragic. Having traveled extensively in Russia and some former Soviet Union states after retirement, General Adams tells us about his former adversaries, the Soviet cold warriors. In the process, he leaves no doubt about his respect for all who served so valiantly in the "strategic triad"-- the strategic command, the ICBM force, and the submarine Navy.”

 

According to the book description of Red Eagle: A Story of Cold War Espionage, “An exceptionally well-written and detailed novel about espionage which provides an extraordinary and factual "inside" view of the powerful and aggressive former Soviet Union secret police agencies, the KGB and the GRU. The story is woven around these organizations and actual events involving U.S. Strategic Air Command (SAC) operations during the Cold War, the Cuban Crisis, in particular, the mighty B-52 bomber and the men who flew it. Intimate details are revealed about Soviet secret police agent recruiting, training, surveillance, tactics, exploitation of U.S. technologies, as well as, their corrupt activities including brutal deeds against their own people. The "manufactured" tale is carefully and meticulously developed into a Cold War scenario and an event that could have potentially happened, but fortunately...it did not! A must read for the spy and conspiracy theorist!”

 

According to the book description of The Betrayal Mosaic: A Cold War Spy Story, “Colonel Alexandr "Sasha" Katsanov, the loyal and dedicated Soviet GRU espionage agent, is challenged once again when KGB operatives attempt to kill him, but instead brutally murder his wife, Katiya. Following the botched event, he is sent to the United States as an attach¿¿ assigned to the Soviet Embassy for protection. He quickly discovers that espionage is a two-edged sword, Soviet agents and Americans alike, fall prey to greed and ideological motivations to sell-out their governments.”


Out of Darkness: The Last Russian Revolution
Chris Adams  More Info

Red Eagle: A Story of Cold War Espionage
Chris Adams  More Info

Profiles In Betrayal: The Enemy Within
Chris Adams  More Info

The Betrayal Mosaic: A Cold War Spy Story
Chris Adams  More Info

Ideologies in Conflict: A Cold War Docu-Story
Chris Adams  More Info

Inside The Cold War: A Cold Warrior's Reflections
Chris Adams  More Info

According to the book description of Out of Darkness: The Last Russian Revolution, is “the fourth in The Cold War Series by Chris Adams and continues to characterize the turbulent unrest in the lives of the Russian people under the yoke of communism. Once again, he draws from his extensive background in strategic air operations and lengthy travels in the former Soviet Union to create this historical novel. His featured character, Sasha Katsanov, a highly trained and skilled Soviet spy, continues to move from one exciting adventure to the next. The son of a Soviet general, he is also greatly influenced by a doting mother who holds deep anti-communist sentiments. The story witnesses Sasha’s development of his own self-doubts, vision and eventual participation in the ultimate implosion of the Soviet Empire. Consistent with his previous novels, the story includes high adventure, spy intrigue and excitement. The author alludes to the fact that many of the episodes are based on similar events that actually took place during the Cold War.”

 

According to the book description of Profiles In Betrayal: The Enemy Within, it “is a sequel to his first novel, Red Eagle, and carries the theme of Soviet secret police operations, spying and espionage to a new level. Following the assassination of President Kennedy and the discovery that the accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, had lived in the Soviet Union for three years prior to the murder, historical Soviet paranoia erupted. The main character of the story, "Sasha¿ Katsanov, is a highly trained and skilled Soviet GRU agent-spy who is once again sent back into the United States undercover to attempt to determine if Oswald, the accused assassin, was in fact under the influence of the KGB, other Soviet interests, or did he act alone. The historical rivalry between the two principal Soviet intelligence agencies, the GRU and the KGB, is rekindled with numerous violent attempts on the part of the latter to thwart Sasha's mission. Kidnapping, torture and murder, a normal part of the KGB's modus operandi, to influence and exert power and control were put to full use in attempts to sabotage Sasha's investigation. Within the U.S., the Intelligence Community was also in turmoil over its respective failure to monitor the activities of the accused assassin, Oswald, both while he lived in the Soviet Union and after he returned. Profiles In Betrayal will not only keep the reader gripped by the exceptional realism of the story as well as the clever plot development.”

 

According to the book description of Ideologies in Conflict: A Cold War Docu-Story, “The author characterizes this book as a "docu-story". As such, it is an exceptionally well-researched and skillfully written chronology of the history of Russia, the Soviet Union and the cold War. The work is unusual and unique. It is unusual because unlike most books of an historical nature, it is free-flowing and not tightly structured. It is unique because it is written with considerable input from the author's personal experiences interwoven with perceptions and anecdotal observations. The work is Assertive: "I have no doubt that there was Cold War. I fought in it." (The Author); Candid: "Stalin is an unconscionable dictator, but I liked the little son-of-a-bitch." (Truman); Provocative: "Truman is worthless." (Stalin); and Challenging: "Why not set a goal...just between the two of us...let's find a practical way to solve our critical issues." (Reagan) and..."we can set a specific agenda for ...how to straighten-out Soviet-American relations." (Gorbachev). Finally, it is Cautionary: "The world has become in many respects a safer place...Unfortunately, it is also still a dangerous place, fraught with uncertainty." (Commander-in-Chief, US Strategic Command) and: "The missile force is in the same state of readiness as ten years ago. My men and my missiles are always ready." (General of the Army, Igor Sergeyev, Republic of Russia.)

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