Col. Charles A. Huber is the Commander of the 301st Operations Group, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas. He is responsible for planning, directing, monitoring, and safe execution of all combat-oriented F-16C Fighting Falcon flight training within the 301st Fighter Wing. He directs the group’s execution of a 5,800+ Annual Flying Hour Program and a $3.5 million annual operations group budget.
Col. Huber earned his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1997. He entered the Air Force Reserve as an Air Reserve Technician in 2007. Col. Huber is a command pilot with over 3,400 hours in the F-16 as an instructor pilot, evaluator, and mission commander. He participated in multiple combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan in support of numerous operations including SOUTHERN WATCH, IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, FREEDOM SENTINEL, and RESOLUTE SUPPORT as well as Operation NOBLE EAGLE.
Prior to his current position, Col. Huber served as the Deputy Commander of the 301st Operations Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas.
1997 Bachelor of Science, History, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.
2003 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2010 Master of Science, Leadership, Duquesne University, Pa.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2011 Chief of Safety Course, Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
2012 National Transportation Safety Board Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, NTSB Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
2014 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
2020 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
1. September 1997 - October 1998, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Vance Air Force Base, Okla.
2. November 1998 - February 1999, Student, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, 88th Flying Training Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
3. March 1999 - November 1999, Student, F-16 Formal Training Unit, 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
4. November 1999 - August 2002, F-16 Pilot, 524th Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, N.M.
5. August 2002 - August 2004, F-16 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander, 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea
6. August 2004 - October 2005, F-16 FTU Instructor Pilot and Chief of Wing Weapons, 56th Operations Support Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
7. October 2005 - December 2006, F-16 FTU Instructor Pilot and Chief of Standardization Evaluation, 308th Fighter Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz.
8. January 2007 - June 2009, F-16 Instructor Pilot and Chief of Scheduling, 457th Fighter Squadron, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas.
9. June 2009 - December 2011, Chief of Current Operations, 301st Operations Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
10. December 2011 - June 2013, Chief of Safety, 301st Fighter Wing, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
11. June 2013 - February 2016, Flight Commander and Chief of Standardization Evaluation, 457th Fighter Squadron and 301st Operations Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
12. March 2016 - October 2019, Assistant Operations Officer, 457th Fighter Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
13. October 2019 - September 2021, Commander, 457th Fighter Squadron, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
14. September 2021 - December 2022, Deputy Commander, 301st Operations Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
15. December 2022 - Present, Commander, 301st Operations Group, NAS JRB Fort Worth, Texas
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,400 including 297 combat hours
Aircraft flown: F-16, T-38 and T-37
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with one oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf cluster
(Current as of December 2022)