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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Charles E. Stenner, Jr was appointed by Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter as Board member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) on December 24, 2015. He also was appointed as Chairman to the RFPB subcommittee of the Supporting & Sustaining Reserve Component Personnel, to assess whether the current Service member, families, and employers personnel programs and policies are meeting the needs of an operational reserve.
General Stenner most recently served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 21st Century Partnership in Warner Robins, Georgia from August 2014 to December 2015. He is ultimately responsible for implementation of the vision, mission and strategies of the Partnership.
A Georgia nonprofit corporation, the 21ST Century Partnership is the only community enterprise dedicated solely to preserving the military presence of Robins Air Force Base, while helping Middle Georgia communities prepare to avert potential efforts to marginalize the missions of the base. The Partnership accomplishes these goals principally by working closely with national, regional and local leadership along with community organizations to positively influence those primary factors that will likely be considered under a future Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. For more than 20 years, the Partnership has been a key participant in all large-scale Department of Defense decision-making of impact to Robins Air Force Base.
Prior to joining the Partnership, General Stenner served as the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. As the Chief of Air Force Reserve, he served as principal adviser on Reserve matters to the Air Force Chief of Staff. As Commander of Air Force Reserve Command, he had full responsibility for the supervision of all U.S. Air Force Reserve units around the world.
General Stenner was commissioned a second lieutenant upon completing Officer Training School in 1973. He has served in various operational and staff assignments, including duty as an F-4C/D pilot, an F-16C pilot and an A-10 instructor pilot and operations officer. He has commanded four operations groups and two fighter wings.
The general is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours in the F-4, A-10 and F-16.
General Stenner is a lifetime member of the Air Force Association (AFA), Retired Officers Association (ROA), Airlift and Tanker Association (AfT A), and Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
He is married to Diedra "Dee" Stenner. They have four children and ten grandchildren.
(Current as of Feb 2016)