Chuck is a retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Four. He flew 1,064 hours of combat in Vietnam and served three tours in Korea. He retired in January 1986 after 20 years of service.
He is currently serving his third term as president of the Yarnell-Peeples Valley Chamber of Commerce and has served as the president of the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group since its creation on July 5, 2013. In April 2015, the Yavapai County Sherriff's Office named him Citizen of the Year for 2014.