445th AW February Spotlight Performer Published Feb. 1, 2024 445th Airlift Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Rank/Name: Capt. Jonathan Charles Unit: 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Duty Title: Medical Readiness Officer Hometown: Zanesville, Ohio Civilian Job: Warranted federal contracting officer Education: Bachelor of Science in marketing from Ohio Valley University and pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from Central Michigan University Hobbies: Homeschooling, church, value-investing, history and bicycling. Career Goal: In the military, I want to make major and work for Global Patient Movement Requirements Center (GPMRC). In my civilian career, I want to start my own business. What do you like about working at the 445th? The mission and location. I left active duty to be closer to, and assist with, caring for my father. I chose the 445th ASTS specifically because of the wounded warrior/aeromedical evacuation mission. We care for, stage, and evacuate wounded warriors, a job I fell in love with while stationed at the 779th Aeromedical Staging Facility while on active duty. Why did you join the Air Force? September 11th. In college, I found myself very vocal in support of the Global War on Terror, but that passionate support turned to guilt for not volunteering. So, upon graduation, I joined the Air Force to finally be a part of that worthy effort.