Charles L. Siler
Honorable Charles L. Siler was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 91-52, 22 August 1952. His first duty assignment was as Assistant Information Officer, 11th Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Weapons Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Korea; Company Commander, Korea; Information Officer, 1st Cavalry Division, Japan; Information Officer, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Information Officer, 4th Armor Division, Germany; Information Officer, Combined 1st Cavalry Division & 2d Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; Information Officer, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Battalion Commander, 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Vietnam; Information Officer, U.S. Army Pacific, Hawaii; Information Officer, CD.C, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Information Officer, JF Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | Honorable Charles L. Siler retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and served as Kentucky State Representative, District 82. After his election in 1984, Representative Siler introduced legislation that expanded the FAIR Plan (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) to include homesteads and farmsteads. He has authored and passed legislation establishing and funding the Kentucky Emergency Response Program, considered a model for the nation. Representative Siler, as a part of a special task force on law enforcement, developed the Kentucky Police Training Program in conunction with Eastern Kentucky University, now a leader in law enforcement training. He served on the Veterans Affairs Subcommittee for ten years and was a significant player in the establishment of the Kentucky Veterans Center, which provides total care for 298 veterans, 55 of whom are Alzheimer patients. He also served on the Veteran Nursing Home Task Force as finance chairman for the construction of two 120-bed, primary-care facilities.