Chris Penningroth was born in the early 1970s in St Louis, Missouri. He attended the University of Missouri – Rolla and earned a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering, and a bachelor of science in history. He was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to several assignments in the States, he has been to Austria, Chile, France, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
When he’s not flying, studying, or catching up on news, he enjoys blogging, collecting coins, playing computer games, reading, surfing the Internet, and occassionally writing.
He is married to Christina, a PhD lawyer from Germany; together they enjoy hiking, recreational sports, and travelling.