Title: Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel
Company: United States Air Force
Location: Bulverde, Texas, United States
LT/COL Clarence “Chuck” Helton, Retired Air Force Lt. Colonel at the United States Air Force, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in service and human resources.
Immediately following his high school graduation, Mr. Helton enlisted in the military. Serving for 30 years with the United States Air Force, he demonstrated excellence on each mission for which he participated. Throughout his time in the military, Mr. Helton pursued an education at night. In 1969, he earned a Bachelor of Science in mass personnel management and industrial relations from the American International College. Later, in 1976, he returned to school and earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
During his time in the military, Mr. Helton demonstrated consistent success. After six years, he was promoted to become a major, which was three years earlier than expected for individuals in the Air Force. As a testament to his success, he earned five Meritorious Service Medals, one Air Force Commendation Medal, one Air Medal for combat support missions during the Vietnam War and a Bronze Star. Once he was promoted to become a Lieutenant Colonel, Mr. Helton chose to retire from the military and commence a new career.
Following his departure from the military, Mr. Helton spent 15 years working in human resources. He then proceeded to transition to working as a real estate broker, retiring after 25 years of excellent service. Reflecting on his success, he credits a mentor who encouraged him to pursue formal education for his future choices and endeavors. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and investing in the stock market. Looking toward the future, Mr. Helton hopes to continue traveling once the travel limitations from COVID-19 are lifted.
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