Charles W. Martin



Preferred Name:
Bill

Nickname/Call Sign: Bro

Date of Birth: July 20, 1947

Highest Military Grade Held: Lieutenant Colonel

Hometown: Petersburg, VA

Biography

LTC Charles W.BillMartin, Jr. is the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation at the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard at Richmond International Airport. He is an Instructor Pilot in the F16C aircraft and in his civilian capacity is responsible for the tactical and instrument flying evaluations of all unit pilots. He is a Command Pilot with over 3,700 flying hours; all of which were accumulated in singleseat, singleengine jet fighters
He was born July 20, 1947 in Petersburg, Virginia and grew up in Colonial Heights, Virginia, graduating from high school there in 1965. He graduated from RandolphMacon College in Ashland, Virginia and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in November, 1970. LTC Martin also graduated from the USAF Air Command and Staff College in 1990 and in 1996 was designated as an Outstanding Graduate from the USAF Air War College
His military career began at Moody, AFB, Georgia where he attended USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training. Following graduation in February, 1971, he was assigned to Tucson, Arizona, where he flew the F100 Super Sabre. He was then assigned to McConnell AFB, Kansas, where he flew the F105 Thunderchief. He was then assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard and continued to fly the F105 for over 1,100 hours of flying time. He transitioned with the unit to the A7 Corsair II in 1981 and accumulated over 1,400 flying hours before converting to the F16 Fighting Falcon in 1991. As of April, 2000 he has over 1,000 hours in the F16C and has been deployed to Norway, Panama, Canada, England, Ecuador and Italy to participate in NATO Operation Decisive Endeavor over Bosnia
LTC Martins military decorations include: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Oustanding Unit Award with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Readiness Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with an Hourglass Device, Air Force Training Ribbon and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
LTC Martin resides in New Kent, Virginia, with his wife, Laura and their children, Alex, Jesse, Sara and Ryan.

Units Assigned

  • 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, AZANG (F-100)
  • 2/1971 UPT, Moody, AFB, GA
  • 2/1971 Tucson, AZ (F100)
  • VAANG, McConnell AFB, KS (F105 Thunderchief, A-7II Corsair, F-16 Fighting Falcon)
    Operation Decisive Endeaver over Bosnia, deployed to Norway, Panama, Canada, England, Ecuador and Italy

Awards & Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal
AF Commendation Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal
Oustanding Unit Award (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass Device)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Flight Info

F-100
F105 Thunderchief (1,100 hours)
A7 Corsair II (1,400+ hours)
F16 Fighting Falcon (1,000+ hours)

Military Education

  • 1990 USAF Air Command and Staff College
  • 1996 USAF Air War College (Outstanding Graduate)

Civilian Education

  • 1965 HS, Colonial Heights, VA
  • 1970 RandolphMacon College, Ashland, VA
Biography

Biography

LTC Charles W.BillMartin, Jr. is the Chief of Standardization and Evaluation at the 192nd Fighter Wing, Virginia Air National Guard at Richmond International Airport. He is an Instructor Pilot in the F16C aircraft and in his civilian capacity is responsible for the tactical and instrument flying evaluations of all unit pilots. He is a Command Pilot with over 3,700 flying hours; all of which were accumulated in singleseat, singleengine jet fighters
He was born July 20, 1947 in Petersburg, Virginia and grew up in Colonial Heights, Virginia, graduating from high school there in 1965. He graduated from RandolphMacon College in Ashland, Virginia and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in November, 1970. LTC Martin also graduated from the USAF Air Command and Staff College in 1990 and in 1996 was designated as an Outstanding Graduate from the USAF Air War College
His military career began at Moody, AFB, Georgia where he attended USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training. Following graduation in February, 1971, he was assigned to Tucson, Arizona, where he flew the F100 Super Sabre. He was then assigned to McConnell AFB, Kansas, where he flew the F105 Thunderchief. He was then assigned to the Virginia Air National Guard and continued to fly the F105 for over 1,100 hours of flying time. He transitioned with the unit to the A7 Corsair II in 1981 and accumulated over 1,400 flying hours before converting to the F16 Fighting Falcon in 1991. As of April, 2000 he has over 1,000 hours in the F16C and has been deployed to Norway, Panama, Canada, England, Ecuador and Italy to participate in NATO Operation Decisive Endeavor over Bosnia
LTC Martins military decorations include: Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Oustanding Unit Award with two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Readiness Medal with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award with one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with an Hourglass Device, Air Force Training Ribbon and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
LTC Martin resides in New Kent, Virginia, with his wife, Laura and their children, Alex, Jesse, Sara and Ryan.

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, AZANG (F-100)
  • 2/1971 UPT, Moody, AFB, GA
  • 2/1971 Tucson, AZ (F100)
  • VAANG, McConnell AFB, KS (F105 Thunderchief, A-7II Corsair, F-16 Fighting Falcon)
    Operation Decisive Endeaver over Bosnia, deployed to Norway, Panama, Canada, England, Ecuador and Italy

Awards & Decorations

Meritorious Service Medal
AF Commendation Medal (with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal
Oustanding Unit Award (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Combat Readiness Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Hourglass Device)
Air Force Training Ribbon
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon

Flight Info

F-100
F105 Thunderchief (1,100 hours)
A7 Corsair II (1,400+ hours)
F16 Fighting Falcon (1,000+ hours)

Military Education

  • 1990 USAF Air Command and Staff College
  • 1996 USAF Air War College (Outstanding Graduate)

Civilian Education

  • 1965 HS, Colonial Heights, VA
  • 1970 RandolphMacon College, Ashland, VA
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