Major General Charles W. Whittington assumed duties as the Deputy Director, Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau on 1 July 2018. As Deputy Director, he guides the formulation, development and implementation of all programs and policies affecting the Army National Guard, a force of approximately 343,500 Citizen Soldiers in the 50 States, three Territories and the District of Columbia.
Prior to his current assignment, General Whittington served as the Deputy Commanding General, First United States Army, in Rock Island, Illinois. He was responsible for assisting the Commanding General with all matters Army National Guard and Army Reserves in regards to training, readiness and mobilization. Other assignments include; Commander, 29th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander, 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Towson, Maryland; Deputy Commander, 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Camp Victory, Iraq.
General Whittington deployments include Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Executive Officer, Battery A, 2-82nd Field Artillery, Basra, Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Deputy Commander, 58th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Camp Victory, Iraq; Operation Enduring Freedom, Director, International Joint Command Staff, Afghan National Security Forces Development/International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan.
General Whittington received his commission from the University of Southern Mississippi on 19 December 1986. He completed his Masters of Science - Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College on 24 July 2009.View Full Biography