Distinguished Member of the Corps



Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. McArthur


Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. McArthur was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was assigned as the Battalion S2/S3, 264 Corps Support Battalion and deployed to Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM where they supported the XVIII Airborne Corps and Coalition assets. After completing a tenure as Deputy Division Chemical Officer, with the 2nd Infantry Division, Korea, he was assigned as the Senior Chemical Controller, Brigade Command and Control, Operations Group, Joint Readiness Training Center.


Lieutenant Colonel McArthur would move to Fort Leonard Wood in advance of the final transition for the Chemical Corps from Fort McClellan, where he managed the development of the very first Mission Training Plan for the first ten National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams to undergo training at Fort Leonard Wood. He then reported to Fort Bragg for the most rewarding job of his career, Division Chemical Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, where his responsibilities led to all Division chemical elements operating with extreme confidence as we planned for OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM AND OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.


In retirement, Lieutenant Colonel McArthur is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Chemical Corps Regimental Association (CCRA) and is one of the longest serving members of the board.


Lieutenant Colonel McArthur’s military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.