Charles F. (Chuck) Wald is a member of BPC’s board of directors and co-chairs its national security program and is a member of the Task Force on Defense Personnel. As deputy commander of U.S. European Command, a position he held from 2002 until his retirement from the U.S. Air Force in July 2006, he was responsible for all U.S. forces operating across 91 countries in Europe, Africa, Russia, parts of Asia, the Middle East, and most of the Atlantic Ocean. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. Air Force deputy chief of staff for air and space operations at the Pentagon.
Wald is currently director and senior advisor to the aerospace and defense industry for Deloitte LLP, where he is responsible for providing senior leadership in strategy and relationships with defense contractors and Department of Defense program executives. He is a subject matter specialist in weapons procurement and deployment, counter terrorism, national, energy, and international security policy.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Wald was the vice president of international programs for the L-3 Communications, based in Washington, D.C.
Wald has received major military awards and decorations, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and received a master’s degree in international relations from Troy University. He has also completed coursework at Harvard University and the National War College.