Charles "Chaz" Campbell
Charles “Chaz” Campbell
Partner, Senior Executive Consultant
Retired Brigadier General, USAF
Charles “Chaz” Campbell is the most senior member of the Afterburner Team. He recently retired from active service having achieved the rank of Brigadier General and accumulating over 30 years of service in the US Air Force and the Florida Air National Guard. He now shares his experiences and leadership lessons as a business motivational speaker with Afterburner clients and students in the Afterburner University.
During his career, Chaz has commanded at all levels within the Air Force, none more demanding than his last assignment as the Vice Commander of Air Forces North, First Air Force where he lead in the “can’t fail” environment of Air Defense of the entire United States airspace, helping ensure September 11th would not ever happen again.
Chaz is a graduate of the US Air Force Fighter Weapons School, after which he was selected as an instructor for the elite Air Force fighter school. He led the first F-16 team in the William Tell Air-to-Air competition and designed and commanded the first fighter Air National Guard Instructor Pilot Associate program for the US Air Force. He has been combat ready in the F-4, F-16 and the F-15 with over 3,700 hours.
In 2007, Chaz was handpicked to lead Afterburner University, Afterburner’s intensive accredited training course. In that capacity, he develops and executes the rigorous curriculum for clients that range from industry-leading oil and gas producers to Global 50 telecommunications giants. He has led some of the most complicated and enduring consultative engagements on behalf of Afterburner with extensive experience in the healthcare and energy industries.