Colonel Charles R. Rhyne
Colonel Charles R Rhyne was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 4-65, 19 April 1965. His first duty assignment after Airborne School was as Post Reenlistment Officer at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Commandant, HHC 18th ABN Corps USFORCES, Dominican Republic; Chief Weapons Commander, 3rd Brigade, IN OSUT, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Company Commander A/12/3 IN OSUT, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Director Admin, 504th Field Depot, Cam Rahn Bay, Republic of Vietnam, Chief, Military Personnel, 5th Special Forces Group, Na Trang, Republic of Vietnam; Chief, Military Personnel, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Operations Officer, USAR School, Greenville, South Carolina; Company Commander, Support BN, 108th Division, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Battalion Executive Officer, Support BN, 108th Division, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Brigade S1, 3rd Brigade, 108th Division, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Battalion Executive Officer, 4th BN, 4th BDE, 108th Division, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Battalion Commander, 321st BN, 4th BDE, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Division G2/3 108th Division, Training (IN), Charlotte, North Carolina; Division G1, 108th Division, Training (IN), Charlotte, North Carolina.
COL Rhyne retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1993. Colonel Rhyne retired from USAR in 1993. His civilian career includes two years as Director of Personnel for WR Grace Company, Duncan South Carolina and seven years as a sales rep for another company before starting his own Sales and Service Company, WTMC Inc., in 1984.
COL Rhyne attended the following colleges and universities while attempting to complete his civilian education: Gardner Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina; University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, South Carolina.
He attended the following military schools: Personnel Management Specialist (Enlisted) Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Infantry Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia; U.S. Army Airborne School, Fort Benning, Georgia; U.S. Army Recruiting and Retention School, Fort Ben Harrison, Indiana, Basic Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Reserve School, Greenville, South Carolina; Brigade and Pre-command Course, U.S. Army Reserve School, Charlotte, North Carolina; Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army Reserve School, Winston Salem, North Carolina.
COL Rhyne's awards and decorations include: Good Conduct Medal (Enlisted Service), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Civilian Medal w/60 Device, Presidential Unit Certificate Meritorious Unit Certificate, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Parachutist Badge, Thailand Parachutist Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (DOMREP), Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/2 Clusters, Overseas Bar (3), Campaign Ribbons (TET Counteroffensive) and numerous weapons qualification badges.