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CMSgt Charles L. Smith


Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) Charles L. Smith, was an Assistant Aerospace Science Instructor, Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC), NC 802, at Emsley A. Laney High School, Wilmington, North Carolina from 1993 until 1997. He was the Aerospace Science Instructor at NC 801, Northern Nash Senior High School, Rocky Mount, NC from 1999-2002.  He returned to E. A. Laney High School as the Aerospace Science Instructor in the 2002-2003 school year. Chief Smith was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He is married to the former Brenda J. Kennemore also of Greenwood. They have two sons Greg and James. He retired from teaching AFJROTC on 1 Aug 2011.


1995-Graduate Course work in Education, University of North Carolina, at Wilmington

1993- Bachelor of Arts, Human Resources Administration, St. Leo College, Florida

1984- Associate of Applied Science, Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Community College of Air Force

1981- Senior NCO Academy, Maxwell AFB, Alabama

1974- NCO Academy, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana


1. August 1963-September 1963, Basic Training, Lackland AFB, Texas.

2. October 1963-January 1964, Aircraft Maintenance Technical School, Amarillo AFB, Texas.

3. January 1964-January 1968, Repair and Reclamation Shop, Amarillo AFB, Texas.

4. March 1966-September 1967, Repair and Reclamation Shop, U-Tapao AFB, Thailand.

5. January 1968-September 1970, Recovery Team Chief, Kadena AB, Okinawa.

6. September 1970-May 1978, Repair and Reclamation Shop, Carswell AFB, Texas.

7. March 1972-August 1972, Repair And Reclamation Shop, Andersen AFB, Guam.

8. May 1978- December 1980, Assistant Branch Chief Aerospace Systems, Loring AFB, Maine.

9. December 1980-March 1983, Equipment Maintenance Division Senior Enlisted Advisor, Incirlick AB, Turkey.

10. April 1983-Febuary 1985, Production Superintendent 334 Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Seymour Johnson, AFB, North Carolina.

11. March 1985-March 1989, Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge 334 Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.

12. April 1989- December 1990, Maintenance Superintendent 4th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.

13. December 1990-June 1991, Maintenance Superintendent 4404 Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Al Kharz AB, Saudi Arabia.

14. July 1991- August 1993, Chief Enlisted Manager 4th Logistics Group, Seymour Johnson AFB, North Carolina.

HIGH FLYING INSTRUCTOR: Charles L. Smith, JROTC instructor at Laney High School, received the 2004 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Outstanding Instructor Award. The award recognizes instructors who have performed beyond expectations and distinguished themselves in the community. 


1. Bronze Star Medal.

2. Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.

3. Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters.

4. Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster.

5. Air Force Outstanding Unit with valor device, silver leaf, and 3 oak leaf clusters

6. National Defense Service Medal with bronze star.

7. Vietnam Service Medal.

8. South West Asia Medal with 2 bronze stars.

9. Air Force Overseas Short Tour ribbon with 2 oak leaf clusters.

10. Air Force Overseas Long Tour ribbon.

11. N C O Professional Military Education Graduate ribbon with oak leaf cluster.

12. Small Arms Expert Marksmanship ribbon.

13 Air Force Training ribbon.

14. Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

15. Kuwait Liberation Medal.

16. Air Force Good Conduct ribbon with 1 silver and 4 oak leaf clusters.

17. Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 silver and 1 oak leaf clusters.

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