Chris Thibodeaux, Support Services Director


Chris Thibodeaux

Director Support Services

Chris Thibodeaux is the San Diego County Sheriff's Support Services Director. He oversees the department's facilities planning, construction and maintenance, vehicle fleet operations and records and identifications. The department has over 2.5 million square feet real property at 43 facilities throughout the county, and over 1,700 vehicles and pieces of equipment.

Mr. Thibodeaux has over twenty-seven years of executive leadership and management experience with the federal government.

Prior to joining the department, Mr. Thibodeaux was the Deputy Force Programs Officer for Naval Special Warfare Command responsible for an Anti-Terrorism, Force Protection and Physical Security program with an emphasis on Integrated Electronic Security Systems, a senior analyst and logistics subject matter expert with the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command's Warfighting Development Center, and a program director with DynCorp International where he successfully planned and executed the closure of 27 installations in southern Afghanistan.

Mr. Thibodeaux spent 21 years as a logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. A decorated officer, he participated in ground combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Thibodeaux served as the Director of Housing for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. He also served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics at I Marine Expeditionary Force on Camp Pendleton and Chief CJ-4 for Regional Command Southwest in Afghanistan. He was overall responsible for logistics to include strategic and operational logistics planning, facilities and infrastructure, maintenance, sustainment, and deployment and distribution operations in support of a multi-national force during Operation Enduring Freedom. Mr. Thibodeaux was also a charter member of the Marine Corps' Strategic Ground Equipment Working Group where he was responsible for sourcing 40,000 vehicles and equipment items from across the enterprise and deploying these to Afghanistan. He also planned and executed retrograde and redeployment operations.

Mr. Thibodeaux is a member of the Sheriff's Command Staff, Sheriff's Leadership Council and Sheriff's Operational Planning Committee.

Mr. Thibodeaux holds a Bachelor's Degree from Tulane University.