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BRIGADIER GENERAL CHARLES H. KING

Brig. Gen. Charles H. King is Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

General King was commissioned as a distinguished graduate of the Clemson University ROTC program. He entered active duty in 1967 after completing a master's degree program and served a four-year tour of duty as a civil engineering officer at various locations in the United States and the Pacific. During this time, he commanded a civil engineering squadron with the 355th Tactical Fighter Wing at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand.

The general joined the Air Force Reserve upon separation from active duty in 1971. He was assigned as an individual mobilization augmentee  to the Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright-Patterson AFB where he was an acquisition and civil engineering staff officer as well as development engineering manager. He performed duty in several major system program offices, including the B-1B, B-52, F-16 and LANTIRN. He commanded an Aeronautical Systems Division Reserve Detachment at Arnold AFB, Tenn., and later served as senior IMA for engineering in the Directorate of Science and Technology, Air Force Materiel Command. Prior to his present assignment, General King served as mobilization assistant to the Director, Science and Technology, Air Force Materiel Command, and as mobilization assistant to the Air Force Technology Executive Officer and Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory.

EDUCATION
1966 Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, Clemson University, S.C.
1967 Master of Science degree in civil engineering, Clemson University, S.C.
1978 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1981 Executive Development Program, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
1982 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1985 Air War College, by seminar
1994 Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. October 1967 - September 1970, aerospace facilities engineer, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold AFB, Tenn.
2. September 1970 - December 1970, civil engineering staff officer, 355th Civil Engineering Squadron, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
3. December 1970 - March 1971, civil engineering staff officer, 6235th Air Base Squadron, Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand
4. March 1971 - April 1971, civil engineering staff officer, Headquarters 7th Air Force, Tan Son Nhut Air Base, South Vietnam
5. April 1971 - October 1971, construction management engineer, 354th Civil Engineering Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C.
6. October 1971 - April 1973, civil engineer officer, Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, with duty at 9940th Air Reserve Squadron, Charlotte, N.C., and 9945th Air Reserve Squadron, Raleigh, N.C.
7. May 1973 - November 1973, procurement officer, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. November 1973 - November 1979, acquisition program management officer, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. November 1979 - April 1985, acquisition project officer, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. April 1985 - March 1990, civil engineering staff officer, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. March 1990 - August 1993, base development engineer structures, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. August 1993 - March 1995, senior IMA for engineering, Directorate of Science and Technology, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
13. March 1995 - October 1997, mobilization assistant to the Director, Science and Technology, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
14. November 1997 - April 2000, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. April 2000 - September 2000, mobilization assistant to the Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
16. October 2000 - present, Vice Commander, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

BADGES
Master Acquisition Badge
Senior Civil Engineering Badge

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device
Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze stars
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star 
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Registered Professional Engineer
Certified DOD Acquisition Professional in Program Management; Test and Evaluation; and Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 14, 1966
First Lieutenant Oct. 15, 1968
Captain April 15, 1970
Major May 14, 1980
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 30, 1985
Colonel July 1, 1989
Brigadier General Feb. 29, 1996

(Current as of October 2000)