Captain Corlethia M. Charles

Captain Corlethia M. Charles is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies (APAS) and Operations Flight Commander (OFC) of the Air Force’s Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 595 located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. As OFC, Capt Charles leads the planning and execution of 36 Physical Training (PT) and Practical Military Training (PMT) objectives for the detachment’s approximately 100 cadets, as well as managing cadet enrollment, scholarship, and disciplinary actions with Headquarters AFROTC.

Captain Corlethia M. Charles enlisted in the Air Force in 2002 as an airman basic. She separated from active duty and entered the Air Force Reserve in 2006 to pursue a commission. Captain Charles graduated in 2010 from Howard University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science and earned her commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps.   After attending the Intelligence Analysis Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX, she was assigned to the Air Intelligence Squadron, Scott AFB, were she held several positions to include Threat Working Group Coordinator.  Thereafter, Captain Charles deployed to Al Udied, AB, Qatar in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.   Following Air Mobility Command, she served as the Deputy Assistant Director and Flight Commander, Osan AB, Republic of Korea where she led the squadron through its largest mission change and systems modernization effort in over 10 years.

EDUCATION:
2006    Associate of Applied Science, Aviation Resource Management, Community College of the Air Force
2010    Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Science, Howard University, Washington, D.C.
2011    Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, AL

ASSIGNMENTS:
1. Apr 2002 – Apr 2006, Aviation Resource Manager, Nellis AFB, NV (enlisted)
2. Apr 2006 – Apr 2007, Information Manager, Dover AFB, DE (enlisted AFR)
3. Jan 2011 – Jan 2012, Student, Intelligence Analysis Course, Goodfellow AFB, TX
4. Jan 2012 – Nov 2014, Threat Working Group Coordinator, Air Intelligence Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
5. Nov 2014 – Nov 2015, Assistant Deputy Director/Flight Commander, 303d Intelligence Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea
6. Nov 2015 – Present, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant – 12 Oct 2010
First Lieutenant – 13 Oct 2012
Captain – 13 Oct 2014

(Current as of 30 March 2016)