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Volume No. 1 Issue No. 75 - Wednesday January 18, 2006
US Brigadier General to Address Cadet Week in Dominica
by The News Desk

Brigadier General Eddy Charles, Sr. of the US Army, and former cadet of the Dominica Cadet Corps will be the guest speaker at the cadets’ week of activity in Roseau scheduled for January 18 – 25, 2005.

> General Charles received his basic educational foundation in Dominica attending the Roseau Mixed Infant School, the Roseau Mixed Junior School, the Roseau Senior Boys School (Chateau), the St. Mary’s Academy from 1st thru 5th Form, and Sixth Form of the Dominica Grammar School up to June 1970 when he joined the entire Charles family in a migration to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. As a student in Dominica, General Charles was known as Gerard, but was called Eddy at home by family and the home circle.

General Charles received his disciplinary and military background as a Cub Scout and Boys Scout, the Royal Army Cadet Corps of the St. Mary’s Academy, and the Cadet Corps of the Dominica Grammar School with the rank of Sergeant. His spiritual background was shaped via membership in the Children of Mary, Young Christian Students (YCS) and the Holy Name Society through the St. Mary’s Academy.

A U.S. Army Vietnam Era veteran, he served in Europe as a French Linguist and Finance Specialist with the U.S. Army Elements at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Belgium, and the 106th Finance Section serving the US European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany.

A member of the Virgin Islands Army National Guard from 1976, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in April 1977, upon graduating from the Infantry Officer Candidate Course (OCS) at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He is a 1998 inductee of the OCS Hall-of-Fame at the U.S. Army Infantry School on Ft. Benning, Georgia.

His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal w/ Star Device, Humanitarian Service Medal w/1st Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hour Glass, Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Reserve Component Overseas Deployment Training Ribbon, VI Meritorious Service Medal, VI Commendation Medal, V.I. Long & Faithful Service Medal; V.I. Emergency Service Ribbon; American Legion Meritorious Service Award, Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Cold War Certificate.

BG Charles is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). He is a Gospel singer and soloist. He is married to Peturna Laura Richardson and has six children and eight grandchildren.

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