Captain Charney is the Operations Flight Commander of Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment 425, Mississippi State University, located in Starkville, Mississippi. The detachment includes 3 officers, 2 NCOs and 80 Cadets seeking a Commission. The University has an approximate enrollment of 20,000 students.
Captain Charney entered the Air Force in 2005, serving two years as an enlisted member before earning a commission through the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development (LEAD) program at the United States Air Force Academy. He is a Civil Engineering Officer who has been a three-time flight commander, both deployed and in-garrison. He has deployed in support of OPERATIION ENDURING FREEDOM to Eskan Village Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
During his enlisted tour, Capt Charney served as a Signals Intelligence Analyst at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. Here he applied for the LEAD program which earned a selection to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Preparatory School and subsequently on to the Air Force Academy where he graduated in 2011. Captain Charney’s officer tour includes an assignment to Columbus AFB where he was a programmer in assistance of planning, scheduling and executing the base’s construction, sustainment, restoration and modernization projects in support of the $2.3B total infrastructure. Deployed, Capt Charney was the Chief of Programs Branch for the 64 ESS where he directly managed and executed $5.2M in construction projects supporting the $90B joint foreign training mission. Most recently he served as the Operations Flight Commander, Air Force ROTC Detachment 425 at Mississippi State University.
(Current as of July 2015)