Charles Baldwin began his Air Force career in 1965 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. In 1969 he became an Air Force pilot and flew for five years, including two combat tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and four Air Medals. In 1977, he graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He became an Air Force chaplain in 1979, and from 2004 to 2008 served as the Chief of Chaplains for the U.S. Air Force. He provided moral and spiritual counsel to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, leadership to the Chaplain Corps, and pastoral care to Air Force members and families. He made eight trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit the troops. (Monday, April 13, 2015)
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