The President today announced his intention to appoint Maj. Gen. Charles R. Henry, USA, as the Department of Defense member of the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped. He would succeed Daniel W. McKinnon, Jr.
Since 1988 General Henry has served as Deputy Director for Acquisition Management of the Defense Logistics Agency in Alexandria, VA. Prior to this he served as the Army's Competition Advocate General in the Secretary of the Army's Office, 1984 - 1988.
General Henry graduated from Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., 1959), and he received juris doctor and master of law degrees from Wilson College. In addition, General Henry received the Distinguished Service Medal. He was born October 3, 1937, in Horse Cave, KY. He is married, has two children, and currently resides in Springfield, VA.