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194th Wing Vice Commander


Colonel Charles G. Jeffries serves as Vice Commander of the 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Washington.  He assists the Commander for the command and control, oversight, training and equipping of 19 units comprised of 953 Airmen serving at three locations across Washington State. The 194th Wing provides combat mission-ready forces to support national defense requirements worldwide, and emergency response, relief, and recovery operations throughout Washington State.

Colonel Jeffries entered the Air Force after receiving his commission in 1991 as a graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Miami, Florida.  His experience on active duty in the Air Force includes software development for airborne battle management systems for the Airborne Command Post “Looking Glass” and the National Emergency Airborne Command Post.  He served as the Deputy Chief of requirements for the Air Force Satellite Control Network at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, where he was responsible for space command and control systems acquisitions to support Department of Defense, NASA, and national reconnaissance satellites and space vehicles.  Colonel Jeffries jointed the Washington State Air National Guard in 1999 and his experience includes information operations, intelligence support, and combat communications.  He was the inaugural commander of the 143rd Information Operations Squadron, and then the 252nd Cyberspace Operations Group.  He voluntarily deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was stationed at the International Security Assistance Force headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.


1991 Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps


1991, University of Miami, Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Coral Gables, Florida
1996, University of Nebraska, Master of Science, Computer Science, Omaha, Nebraska
2006, Seattle University, Master of Business Administration, Seattle, Washington


2005, United States Air Command and Staff College, (correspondence)
2009, United States Air War College, (correspondence)


1. September 1991 – July 1992, Computer Programmer Analyst, Airborne Battle Management, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
2. July 1992 – December 1994, Senior Programmer Analyst, J634, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
3. January 1995 – July 1995, Computer Systems Engineer, Air Force Satellite Control Network, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
4. July 1995 – September 1997, Deputy Chief, Requirements Branch, Air Force Satellite Control Network, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
5. December 1998 – March 2002, Information Manager, Washington Air National Guard, Camp Murray, Washington
6. March 2002 – September 2003, Information Warfare Officer, 262nd Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington
7. September 2003 – October 2008, Flight Commander, Computer Network Operations, 262nd Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Washington
8. November 2008 – October 2011, Commander, 143rd Combat Communications Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
9. October 2011 – December 2012, Commander, 143rd Information Operations Squadron, Camp Murray, Washington
10. December 2012 – December 2015, Commander, 252nd Combat Communications Group, Camp Murray, Washington
11. December 2015 – November 2017, Commander, 252nd Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
12.  November 2017 – Present, Vice Commander, 194th Wing, Camp Murray, Washington


1. July 1992 - December 1994, Senior Programmer Analyst, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
2. April 2008 - October 2008, Chief of Plans, Joint Intelligence Operations Center - Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan

Defense Meritorious Service Medal Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Joint Service Achievement Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

Air Force Organizational Excellence Award  

National Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Korean Defense Service Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 1 Oak Leaf Clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Mobilization Device and Silver Hourglass

Air Force Training Ribbon

North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal



Second Lieutenant, 19 July 1991

First Lieutenant, 19 July 1993

Captain, 19 July 1995

Major, 19 July 2002

Lieutenant Colonel, 01 December 2007

Colonel, 02 March 2013