LTC Charles B. Stults, USA Retired, was born and educated in Montgomery, Alabama and also graduated from Huntingdon College in 1967. After graduation he entered the U.S. Army on April 24, 1968 and as most enlistees attended Basic and Advanced Infantry Training before assignment to and commissioned through Infantry Officer Candidate School Ft. Benning, GA. After completion of jump school, Stults was then assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group (Abn), FT Bragg, NC for eight months where he completed the Special Forces Officer Course prior to serving in the Republic of Viet Nam. The U.S. Army, now having a seasoned 2ndLieutenant, assigned him on November 22, 1969 to the 2/8th Mechanized Infantry Battalion; 4th Infantry Division in the Republic of Viet Nam as an infantry platoon leader. The battalion also assigned him to the additional duty of "Panther Platoon” platoon leader, a ready reaction force used in case any battalion units came in contact with the enemy. Stults’ platoon operated between An Khe and Pleiku, in the Central Highlands before being reassigned to LZ Oasis near the Cambodian Border. During this time period, Stults received the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on February 25, 1970 during a search and destroy operation.
Stults was then transferred to Ft. McClellan, Alabama on May 1, 1970 for additional convalescence and recovery, was assigned to the 111th Military Police Company serving as Executive Officer and Commander. He served with the Criminal Investigative Division before leaving the U.S. Army on December 15, 1972.
After serving in the Stand-by Reserve for approximately thirteen years, Stults joined the Alabama National Guard serving as Personnel, Logistics, Company Commander, and Battalion Operations Officer for the 1st /152 Armor Battalion located in north Alabama for seven years.
The next seven years, Stults served with the 62nd Troop Command as Assistant Operations Officer and Protocol/ Liaison Officer before transferring to the State Military Department as an Internal Review Officer for an additional seven years.
Stults retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Alabama Guard on April 23, 2004.
After leaving the service LTC Stults developed, managed and leased shopping centers for Commercial Contractors in Montgomery for five years before returning to Auburn University at Montgomery receiving a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). After graduation he worked with the Public Service Commission and the Alabama Alcoholic Control Board, both State of Alabama agencies, for over thirty-three years before retiring in March 1, 2013.
LTC Stults is the Quartermaster of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Smith-Wynn Post 96, Finance Officer for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and has been a member of the Montgomery Civitan Club for over thirty-five years.
LTC Stults is married to his wife of twenty-four years, Judy Browning Stults. Both are retired and enjoying the benefits of growing old.