Mr. Charles G. "Chuck" Carpenter is Director, Programs and Resources, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He serves as the principal spokesman and advocate for critical capabilities, programs and financial resources required to successfully execute missions spanning the entire North American continent, Caribbean and surrounding littoral waters.
A native of Decatur, Ala., Mr. Carpenter received a degree in education from Athens College, Ala., in 1972. He joined the Air Force in 1974 and received his commission from Officer Training School a year later. In 1978, he earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota, and completed a second master's degree in logistics management from Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio. The Society of Logistics Engineers designated him a "Professional Logistician" in 1984.
Mr. Carpenter's career includes serving as an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch crewmember and missile maintenance officer, with a tour as a maintenance squadron commander. Additionally, he has experience in all phases of the programs, requirements and resources at major command, headquarters and defense agency levels, as well as having served at a binational command and three unified commands. He retired from active duty in November 2002 as a colonel. Prior to assuming his current position, he was Director, Resource Integration, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
1970 Associate degree in science, Calhoun Community College, Ala.
1972 Bachelor's degree in education, Athens College, Ala.
1978 Master's degree in business administration, University of North Dakota
1979 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1983 Master's degree in logistics management, Wright-Paterson AFB, Ohio
1985 Air Command and Staff College, by seminar
1988 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1993 Air War College, by seminar
1. February 1975 - August 1978, Minuteman ICBM launch control officer, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
2. August 1978 - May 1982, instructor, 4315th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
3. June 1982 - September 1983, student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. September 1983 - July 1987, ICBM maintenance officer, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
5. July 1987 - January 1988, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
6. January 1988 - November 1990, internal management control officer, later, military assistant to Deputy Director, Defense Nuclear Agency, Alexandria, Va.
7. December 1990 - April 1992, Chief, Programs and Readiness Division, Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
8. April 1992 - April 1994, Commander, 91st Organizational Missile Maintenance Squadron, later, Deputy Commander, 91st Maintenance Group, Minot AFB, N.D.
9. April 1994 - May 1997, posture team member, later, Chief, Program Integration Team, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
10. May 1997 - January 2000, Chief, Programs and Requirements Division, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
11. January 2002 - September 2002, Chief, Programs Division, later, Deputy Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
12. September 2002 - December 2003, Deputy Director, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
13. December 2003 - June 2005, Associate Director, Resources and Requirements, later, Director, Resource Integration, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. June 2005 - present, Director, Programs and Resources, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2008 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
(Current as of January 2009)