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Charles C. Baldwin 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 eight 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 Headquarter, 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 he received include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal, the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the Air Force Commendation Medal.


  1. "Chaplain (Major General) Charles C. Baldwin". United States Air Force. Archived from the original on 2012-07-19. 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
2004 – 2008
Succeeded by
Cecil R. Richardson

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