Christopher Stitt ’91


“I have always valued my time at Heights and I am proud of my Tiger roots. To be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame is one of the greatest honors I have received, especially knowing the caliber and accomplishments of the other inductees. I sincerely hope that my journey can be used to inspire others to explore the world in service to our country.”

“Explore, Collaborate, Teach: Engage your curiosity, find communities to engage with to learn more, and pass on what you have learned to stimulate the curiosity in others.” ~ Christopher Stitt

Christopher Stitt is a Supervisory Special Agent with the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. In his 24-year career with the U.S. Department of State, Chris has served abroad in Guatemala, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Panama, and Iraq. Domestically, Chris has served in the New York Field Office, Counterintelligence Investigations, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, the Washington Field Office and twice as Chief of Emergency Planning. Prior to joining Diplomatic Security, Chris was an officer with the United States Capitol Police and an Agent with the South East Counties of Ohio Narcotics Task Force. He is credentialed as a Certified Emergency Manager by the International Association of Emergency Managers and a Professional Continuity Practitioner by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2020, Chris joined the faculty of George Mason University as an Adjunct Faculty member to teach Homeland Security and Law Enforcement in the Criminology, Law and Society Department. In his spare time, Chris volunteers in the Department of State’s mentoring program as mentor for entry level personnel and is involved with The Kindness Games, an initiative created in 2020 to promote empathy through acts of kindness.


MSSI (Masters of Science in Strategic Intelligence), National Intelligence University (formerly the National Defense Intelligence College)

Current Occupation

Supervisory Special Agent, U.S. Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service

  • Advocate for Kindness and Gratitude,The Kindness Game Alumni 21

  • U.S. Marine Corps Marine Embassy Security Group Region 9 Regional Security Officer of the Year (2011 and 2013)

  • 2004 Department of State Innovation in Technology Award

  • FBI Medal for Meritorious Achievement

  • International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager

  • Eagle Scout