Charles C. “Hondo” Campbell was born in 1948 and died on February 8, 2016.
He was the 17th Commanding General, of the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).
Charles earlier served as FORSCOM’s Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff from April 26, 2006, to January 8, 2007.
Charles C. Campbell assumed his Commanding General assignment January 9, 2007, and completed it June 3, 2010.
The commander earned his commission through ROTC at Louisiana State University.
All his assignment as an instructor at the Infantry Training Command (Provisional), United States Army Training Center Infantry, Fort Ord, California.
Following his Special Forces training, Campbell went on to teach tactics at Forces Armeé National Khmere Training Command, Army Advisory Group, Phouc Tuy Training Battalion, United States Army, Vietnam.
Charles subsequently served as an A-Detachment Executive Officer and Commander in Vietnam.
His succeeding commands include a Combat Support Company in the 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; an armor battalion in the 3d Armored Division, United States Army Europe and a heavy brigade in the 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth Army, South Korea.
He was also the Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and the Commanding General, Eighth Army, South Korea.
Most of his many staff duties include service as Operations Officer, 3–63 Armor, Augsburg, Germany; Chief, Exercise Branch, 3d Infantry Division, Wuerzburg, Germany; Plans and Operations Officer, Combined Field Army, Republic of Korea; Senior Task Force Observer/Controller and later Deputy Commander, Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany; Chief of Staff, 2d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Eighth Army, South Korea; Assistant Division Commander, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Staff, I Corps and Fort Lewis, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Commanding General, Third Army, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Chief of Staff, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Chief of Staff, United States Central Command; and Chief of Staff, United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea.
He held a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Louisiana State University and a Master of Military Art and Science from the United States Army Command and General Staff Colleg.
Charles has attended a wide assortment of military schools to include the School of Advanced Military Studies in 1986 as well as the Army War College in 1991.
Campbell retired from the Army on June 3, 2010. At the time of his retirement, he was the last active general officer who served in the Vietnam War.
Charles C. Campbell passed away at 68 yrs old.