Colonel Charles P. Roberts

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Colonel Roberts is the Commander, 61st Air Base Group, Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California. He leads five squadrons and six staff agencies, totaling over 850 personnel with $1.3 billion in physical plant assets and manages the annual execution of a $60 million budget. The 61st Air Base Group provides medical, civil engineering, communications, chaplain, security, logistics, personnel, readiness, and quality-of-life services to the Space and Missile Systems Center and many other Department of Defense units in the Los Angeles basin.

 

Colonel Roberts entered the Air Force in June 1994 upon graduation from the United States Air Force Academy. He developed a broad base-level background by serving as a Maintenance Engineer, Design Engineer, Readiness Flight Commander and Deputy Engineering Flight Commander in various CONUS and overseas assignments. Colonel Roberts served two MAJCOM tours, an Air Staff tour and commanded two squadrons. Colonel Roberts’ contingency experience includes a deployment to Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia to support the move of the 4404th Provisional Wing from Dhahran to Al Kharj as well as a Facility Engineer Team member deployed to COB Speicher, Tikrit, Iraq and FOB Q-West, Iraq. He also deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan to be a part of the Combined Joint Engineers working within the ISAF Joint Command.

 

EDUCATION:

1994 Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO

1999 Master of Science degree in Engineering and Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson AFB OH

2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB AL

2004 Air Command and Staff College (Correspondence)

2007 Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth KS

2010 Air War College (Correspondence)

2016 Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy, Eisenhower School of National Security and Resources Strategy, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

 

1. Aug 94 – Aug 97, Maintenance Engineering Officer, Engineer and Readiness Flight Commander, 47th Civil Engineer Squadron, Laughlin AFB, TX

2. Aug 97 – Mar 99, Student, Graduate Engineering and Environmental Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

3. May 99 – May 00, Readiness Flight Commander, 8th Civil Engineer Squadron, Kunsan AB, ROK

4. Jul 00 – Aug 03, Chief of Resources and Requirements, Chief of Base Development, and Deputy Engineering Flight Commander, 52d Civil Engineer Squadron, Spangdahlem AB, Germany

5. Aug 03 – Jan 05, Major Military Construction Program Manager and Chief of Major Programs, Civil Engineer Directorate, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany

6. Jan 05 – Apr 05, Assistant Executive Officer to COMUSAFE, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany

7. Apr 05 – Jun 06, Commander, 431st Air Base Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany

8. Jul 06 – Jun 07, Student, Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS

9. Jun 07 – Jun 09, Housing Program Manager and Asset Management Program Manager, Asset Management Division, Civil Engineer Directorate, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

10. Jun 09 - Jun 10, Executive Assistant, Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC

11. Jun 10 – Aug 11, Commander, 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, F.E. Warren AFB, WY

12. Aug 11 – Jun 12, Deputy Commander, 90th Mission Support Group, F.E. Warren AFB, WY

13. Jun 12 – Jun 13, Deputy, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Engineer Division, Kabul, Afghanistan

14. Jul 13 – Jul 15, United States Air Forces in Europe United Kingdom Regional Engineer, RAF Wyton, United Kingdom

15. Aug 15 – Jun 16, Student, Eisenhower School of National Security and Resources, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Bronze Star

Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

EFFECTIVE DATES PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant Jun 1, 1994

First Lieutenant Jun 1, 1996

Captain Jun 1, 1998

Major Sep 1, 2004

Lieutenant Colonel Aug 1, 2009

Colonel Nov 1, 2015