Charles R. Bailey

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Charles Ray Bailey
Chaplain (Brigadier General) Charles Ray Bailey
24th Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Emblem of the United States Department of the Army.svg United States Army
Years of service 1977 – present
Rank US-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General

Chaplain (Brigadier General) Charles Ray Bailey, USA is an American Army officer who is the 24th Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army.

From 2007 to 2011, Chaplain Bailey served as the United States Army Europe Command Chaplain.

In May 2011, United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates announced that Colonel Bailey had been nominated for promotion to Brigadier General and reassignment as the Deputy Chief of Chaplains.[1]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal (with two silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Army Achievement Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Army Superior Unit Award
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with one bronze service star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 7.png Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral 7)
NATO Medal for Yugoslavia Service
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


  1. ^ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) (July 22, 2011). "News Release- General Officer Announcements". Department of Defense. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Donald L. Rutherford
Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army
2011 – present
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Solhjem