Brigadier General Charles V. Ickes assumed duties as Chief Operating Officer, Air National Guard, National Guard Bureau, Washington, D.C. on August 15, 2002. As the Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for operational oversight of 88 flying units, 200 geographically separated units, and 106,000+ members of the ANG.
General Ickes received his commission in 1970 through the ROTC program at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He has served in numerous flying and operations assignments as well as command positions at the Wing level. He converted to the F-15 in November 1995 and presently has over 400 hours in the F-15 and over 4300 hours in the F16, F-106, C-26, and the T-33. Prior to assuming his current position, General Ickes served as Commander of the 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville IAP, FloridaASSIGNMENTS:
1. October 1970 – October 1971, student, undergraduate pilot training, Craig AFB, Selma AL2. October 1971 – June 1972, F-106 Combat Crew Training, Tyndall AFB, Panama City, FL3. June 1972 – January 1976, Squadron Pilot, 87th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, KI Sawyer AFB, MI4. June 1976 – July 1977, Instructor Pilot 2nd Fighter Interceptor Training Squadron, Tyndall AFB, FL 6. July 1977 – Sept 1978, Chief of Syllabus Development, Tyndall, AFB FL7. Sept 1978 – March 1989, Squadron Pilot, 159th Fighter Interceptor Squadron8. March 1989 – September 1992, Chief of Scheduling, 159th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Jacksonville, FL9. September 1992 – October 1993, Operations Support Squadron Commander, 125th Fighter Interceptor Group, Jacksonville, FL 10. October 1993 – August 1995, Current Operations Officer, 159th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Jacksonville, FL11. August 1995 – March 1996, Operations Group Commander, 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville, FL12. March 1996 – August 2002, Wing Commander, 125th Fighter Wing, Jacksonville FL13. August 2002 – Present, Chief Operation Officer, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VAFLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Command pilotFlight Hours: More than 4000Aircraft Flown: C-26, F-15, F-16, F-106, T-33, T-37, T-38Pilot Wings from: Craig Air Force Base, ALMAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Legion of MeritMeritorious Service MedalAir Force Commendation MedalAF Outstanding Unit AwardCombat Readiness MedalNational Defense Service MedalArmed Forces Expeditionary MedalAF Longevity ServiceArmed Forces Reserve MedalSmall Arms Expert Marksmanship RibbonAF Training RibbonEFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant 3 Jun 1970First Lieutenant 9 Apr 1972Captain 9 Aug 1974Major 1 Sep 1984Lieutenant Colonel 1 Sep 1991Colonel 4 Nov 1995Brigadier General 23 Jun 2003