Chuck Wilson, the Commander of Occoquan’s VFW Post 7916, was elected to the Board of Directors of The Cold War Museum.
The Cold War museum is a nearby non-profit that focuses on the “to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union,” stated a release.
Wilson’s role on the Board will be to help provide oversight and direction for the organization.
“We welcome Chuck to our board and look forward to using his diverse expertise in enhancing our museum endeavors,” stated Chairman of the Board and Ambassador Charlie Ray in a release.
More on Wilson, from a release:
Chuck Wilson possesses diverse experience in Politico Military Affairs, National Security Policy, Defense Acquisition and Business Development. Wilson is a retired Air Force Senior Officer who was a U-2 Pilot, and U-2 Instructor Pilot, and held operational Commands at multiple levels. He also served in key positions on the Joint Staff; in Office of the Secretary of Defense; and at the Department of State where he led US delegations to facilitate diplomatic arrangements for US Forces to deploy Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The assignment at State was a key position following the 9/11 attacks upon the US. Wilson retired from the Air Force to look after his parents and became a business executive with both Raytheon and L-3 Communications specializing in intelligence systems. Currently he a Consultant with the Goyak Group.
Wilson’s pro bono work includes the Veterans of Foreign Wars Vice Commander Virginia District 10, Commander Occoquan Post 7916, Chairman Potomac Region Veterans Council.