|MAJOR GENERAL CHARLES E. REED JR.|
Retired April 15, 2012.
Maj. Gen. Charles E. Reed Jr. is the mobilization assistant to the Commander and Acting Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
General Reed entered the Air Force in 1974 as a graduate of the University of Tennessee, earning his commission through the ROTC program. His first assignment after pilot training was as a KC-135 pilot at Barksdale AFB, La. In 1981 he was selected for the initial cadre of the KC-10 program in Strategic Air Command's first Reserve associate program. General Reed served as an instructor pilot, flight examiner, Chief of Training, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, Operations Officer and Commander. He has served in numerous operational missions including operations Just Cause, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. In addition to being a squadron commander, he has held assignments as vice commander of a wing and a Numbered Air Force. In 2005, he was mobilized and deployed as Director of Mobility Forces for the U.S. Central Command with responsibilities for Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa. Prior to assuming his current position, he was mobilized and served as the Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
He is a command pilot with more than 6,200 hours in airlift and air refueling missions. In his civilian occupation, he is a captain in international operations for a major airline.
1973 Bachelor of Science degree in finance, University of Tennessee
1979 Master of Science degree in systems management, University of Southern California
1994 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2006 Capstone, General Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2007 National Defense Policy Seminar, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2009 Program for Senior Managers in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business,
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
1. May 1974 - April 1975, student, undergraduate pilot training, Craig AFB, Ala.
2. May 1975 - August 1975, student, KC-135 Combat Crew Training School, Castle AFB, Calif.
3. September 1975 - April 1980, KC-135 pilot, aircraft commander and simulator flight examiner, 71st Air Refueling Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
4. August 1981 - August 1994, KC-10 aircraft commander, instructor/evaluator, Chief of Training, Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, assistant operations officer and operations officer, 78th Air Refueling Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
5. August 1994 - June 1998, Commander, 76th Air Refueling Squadron, McGuire AFB, N.J.
6. July 1998 - January 2001, Vice Commander, 514th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire AFB, N.J.
7. January 2001 - April 2003, Vice Commander, 22nd Air Force, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
8. April 2003 - January 2004, mobilization assistant to the Deputy Chief, Air Force Reserve, Washington, D.C.
9. January 2004 - October 2005, mobilization assistant to the Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
10. October 2005 - June 2007, mobilization assistant to the Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
11. June 2007 - June 2008, mobilization assistant to the Commander, 18th Air Force, Scott AFB, Ill.
12. June 2008 - December 2009, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
13. January 2010 - September 2010, Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
14. September 2010 - present, mobilization assistant to the Commander and Acting Director of Air, Space and Information Operations, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, Ga.
Rating: Command pilot
Flight hours: 6,200 military and more than 15,000 civilian
Aircraft flown: Military - T-37, T-38, KC-135 and KC-10;
Civilian - B-727, MD-82/88/90, L-1011, MD-11, B-757-200/300 and B-767-200/300/300ER
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with two silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and four "M" devices
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Aug. 24, 1973
First Lieutenant May 6, 1976
Captain Feb. 13, 1978
Major April 16, 1987
Lieutenant Colonel April 16, 1994
Colonel July 1, 1998
Brigadier General Aug. 1, 2004
Major General July 2, 2008
(Current as of September 2011)