Charles Holland

General, USAF (Retired)

Charles Holland

Gen. Charles Holland has served on the SAG since November 2008. 

During his active military career in the U.S. Air Force, he commanded a squadron in the Philippines, two Air Force Wings, served as Deputy Commanding General of the Joint Special Operations Command, and was Commander of the Special Operations Command, Pacific. Prior to commanding USSOCOM, he commanded the Air Force Special Operations Command and was the Vice Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. He was a Command Pilot with over 5,000 flying hours which included over 100 combat missions in multiple C-130 and SOF aircraft to include a combat tour in the AC-130 Gunship at Ubon RTAFB, Thailand during the war in Southeast Asia.

Holland is a graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1968, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He received Master degrees in Business Management from Troy State University in 1976 and in Astronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978. In addition, he continued studies at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1986), and completed courses at Harvard University - the Program for Senior Officials in National Security (1990), and the National and International Security Management Program (1998).

Holland now serves as a Director or Advisor on multiple corporate boards and acts as an independent consultant for several companies to include the USAF and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).