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Charles Horner
Former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger speaks to members of the press during a news conference on August 24, 2004 at the Pentagon in Virginia as Air Force General Charles Horner looks on. He released a report that looked into the military's abuses of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan and gave several recommendations for future conflicts. The panel did not call for any resignations...(UPI Photo/Michael Kleinfeld)

United States Air Force

Charles A. Horner (19 October 1936- ) is a retired USAF general. He was born in Davenport, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, as part of the Air Force ROTC program. On 13 June 1958, Horner was commissioned into the Air Force Reserve. During the Vietnam War, he flew in combat as a Wild Weasel pilot and received the Silver Star. During Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, he commanded the American aerial forces, as well as those of the American allies. During the Desert Shield phase of the conflict, Horner briefly served as Commander-in-Chief - Forward of U.S. Central Command; while General Schwarzkopf was still in the United States. He currently serves on the board of directors for the US Institute of Peace.

General Charles A. Horner was Commander in Chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Space Command; and Commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado from 1992 - 1994. He was responsible for the aerospace defense of the United States and Canada, and the exploitation and control of space for national purposes through a far-flung network of satellites and ground stations throughout the world.

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