Lt. Gen. Charles J. Searock Jr. retired from active duty military service in 1993 after almost 37 years in the Air Force and two years in the Army National Guard. He served most recently as the President of the International Tactical Training Center in Denison, Texas and left that position on 31 Dec 06. He was recently reappointed by the Secretary of the Air Force to the Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors.
For the past six years, the general has consulted in aviation and high technology matters. His background also includes service on the board of directors and as a volunteer president of the Air Victory Museum. From 1996 to 2001, he was CEO/president and a member of the board of directors of Dynasil Corp., a publicly traded high-tech glass manufacturing company. He also spent four years in the general aviation industry as the Air Victory Museum’s original director, as executive vice president of Aero Development Corp., the owner/operator of the South Jersey Regional Airport and as president of Royal Air Inc., a charter air service company he co-founded.
Searock is a 1976 Army War College graduate who commanded at the squadron, wing, center and major command levels. He served as a KC-97 pilot, B-52 pilot/instructor pilot/flight examiner and FB-111 pilot/instructor pilot. He flew 152 B-52 combat missions during the Vietnam War and has accumulated over 7,000 hours of flying time. He was assigned to the Pentagon as a member of the air staff, and he served as Assistant for Plans to the Military Assistant to the President at the White House. He maintains his currency as a commercial multi-engine instrument-rated pilot and is a Civil Air Patrol pilot.
A former member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors, he continues to serve as a member of its Nominating Committee. He currently serves on the Crystal Research Corporation Board of Directors and is a former member of the New Jersey Governor’s Air and Space Medal Nominating Committee. He is also a member of the Wings Club in New York City, the Air Force Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Military Officers Association.
General Searock graduated from the University of Nebraska, Omaha in 1962 with a BS in Education and from Central Michigan University with MBA in 1975.