Charles C. Baldwin

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Charles C. Baldwin
Born (1947-04-07) April 7, 1947 (age 69)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1969–2008
Rank Major General
Commands held Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force

Charles Cread Baldwin (born April 7, 1947) is a former Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force.


A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Baldwin is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor. He is a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.[1] Baldwin is married to Anne, with whom he has three children and nine grandchildren.[2]


Baldwin graduated from United States Air Force Academy in 1969. He would go on to serve in the Vietnam War and the Gulf War. Other assignments he held include serving at Headquarters, United States Air Forces in Europe and North American Aerospace Defense Command. Baldwin served as Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2004, when he became Chief of Chaplains with the rank of Major General. His retirement was effective as of July 1, 2008.

Awards and military decorations[edit]

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United States Air Force Pilot Badge.svg
Bronze oak leaf cluster
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Silver oak leaf cluster
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Bronze oak leaf cluster
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg
Badge Air Force Christian Chaplain Badge
Badge US Air Force Basic Aviator Badge
1st Row Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster Bronze Star Medal
2nd Row Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor device and oak leaf cluster
3rd Row Air Force Organizational Excellence Award National Defense Service Medal with two bronze service stars Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Vietnam Service Medal with three service stars
4th Row Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Short with two oak leaf clusters
5th Row Air Force Overseas Ribbon - Long Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with silver and three bronze oak leaf clusters Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon Air Force Training Ribbon with oak leaf cluster
6th Row Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Vietnam Campaign Medal Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Badge Basic Parachutist Badge


  1. ^ "Chaplain (Major General) Charles C. Baldwin". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  2. ^ "Charles (Charlie) C. Baldwin". St. Michael's Church. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Lorraine K. Potter
Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force
Succeeded by
Cecil R. Richardson