Charlie served a total of 4 years in military service on two separate occasions. During his first enlistment he was a paratrooper with additional training in logistics and specialized weapons. During his 2nd enlistment he served with the 12th Special Forces group Green Beret.
Immediately following his time with the military, Charlie attended Palomar College while raising three adopted children. He received an Associates of Arts degree in law enforcement and has been active in law ever since.
Charlie has functioned in a variety of capacities with the Oceanside police department including time as a motorcycle patrol officer and time as an investigator with narcotics and vice.
Charlie has had a long standing friendship with Fred Brown since their initial time together in the military.
In 2004, Charlie transitioned from active police duty to reserve duty and became deeply involved with Brown Safe.
Though he recently took a position with Homeland Security, Charlie still functions in a consulting capacity with Brown Safe for select operations.
Charlie is also a certified ATV instructor and law enforcement off-road motorcycle instructor and teaches occasional offensive driving courses at the local police academy.
In his off time, Charlie can be found riding his Hayabusa sport bike with his wife through the local mountains along with motocross riding and sand buggy touring. Charlie also enjoys hunting, combat shooting, is an avid weapon collector.