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CHARLES M. DAVENPORT

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Mr. Davenport is Chief, Weather Operations Branch, Directorate of Intelligence, Operations and Nuclear Integration, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.  He serves as command functional manager for weather operations, policy, plans, programs, readiness, standardization and evaluation, overseeing 12 units and 200 people.   He also provides direct support to the AETC commander, staff and crisis action team.

Mr. Davenport, who retired from active duty in 2008, has served in diverse command, operations and staff positions worldwide.  He led Air Force award winning weather units supporting spacelift and ICBM launch operations on the Western Range and an Army corps and two divisions in Texas, and led support to Europe's heaviest flying fighter and special operations wings, and Combined Forces Korea.  As wartime planner, he directed deployment of weather forces for Operations Just Cause and Desert Storm, garnering honors as top Air Force staff weather officer.  He led two field operating agency divisions charged with fielding and sustaining diverse weather systems from tactical sensors to super computers.  As deputy director, he managed weather operations across European Command, including support to Operations Joint Forge and Enduring Freedom. And, tapped as acting division chief, he oversaw First Command's intelligence, special security, airfield, life support and weather operations, and support to the Global War on Terror and hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.

EDUCATION
1978 Bachelor's degree in mathematics, Baylor University, Waco, Texas
1979 Basic Meteorology Program, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
1983 Master's degree in systems management; University of Southern California (Hawaii campus)

ASSIGNMENTS
1. 1979 - 1980, student, Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
2. 1980 - 1983, Weather Officer; Pacific Airlift Control Center, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
3. 1983 - 1986, Officer-in-Charge, First Calvary Division Weather Team, Fort Hood, Texas
4. 1986 - 1988, Weather Officer; Texas Air National Guard, Kelly AFB and Ellington ANGB, Texas
5. 1989 - 1991, Weather Plans Officer, 5th Weather Wing, Langley AFB, Va.
6. 1991 - 1993, Commander, Detachment 4, 28th Weather Squadron and 81st Weather Flight, RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge, England
7. 1993 - 1996, Chief, Current Technology Acquisition and Computer Systems Divisions, Air Weather Service; Scott AFB, Ill.
8. 1996 - 1997, Director of Operations, 607th Weather Squadron and Staff Weather Officer, 8th United States Army, Yongsan Army Installation, Korea
9. 1997 - 1999, Commander, 30th Weather Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
10. 1999 - 2002, Deputy Director of Weather, United States Air Forces in Europe; Ramstein AB, Germany
11. 2002 - 2008, Chief, Command Weather Operations and Acting Chief, Air Operations Division, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
12. 2008 - 2009, Chief, Weather Operations Flight, 12th Operations Support Squadron, Randolph AFB, Texas
13. 2009 - Present, Chief, Weather Operations Branch, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal
Outstanding Unit Award with Valor and with four oak leaf clusters
Organizational Excellence Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Williams Award, 1985 and 1998 (Top Air Force Weather Unit)
Best Award, 1990 (Top Air Force Staff Weather Officer)
Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps, 1978

(Current as of November 2014)