LTC Charles Robert Odom
   
   
   
 

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LTC Charles Robert Odom

LTC Charles Robert Odom, a native of Durham, NC, is the son of the late Guilford Ennis Odom and Effie Cacindy Nash Odom.  He married Carla Lucille Whitehurst June 6, 1964 at Grace Baptist Church, Durham.  They have two daughters, Charlotte Martin Odom Lytle Perrin, Catherine Lynne Odom Quick and three grandsons.      

Mr. Odom was educated in the Durham Schools.  At Campbell College he was Treasurer and a charter member Alpha Phi Omega, Service Fraternity, President of Phi Beta Lambda, President of North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America, and selected the North Carolina’s Future Business Leader of the Year.  Mr. Odom completed undergraduate work with a B.S. degree in Business.  After a brief career with Carolina Power and Light Power Company in Raleigh, North Carolina he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the build up of the Vietnam War.       

Lieutenant Odom graduated from Officer Candidate School at Fort Lee, Virginia and was immediately deployed to the Republic of Vietnam where he served as an Engineer Supply Officer and later as a Subsistence Supply Officer. Following an assignment as a Test Officer at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Captain Odom graduated from the Quartermaster Officer Career Course at Fort Lee He deployed to the Republic of Thailand and was appointed the Assistant Depot Commander and later Secretary to the General Staff for the U.S. Army.   At Fort Rucker, Alabama he commanded the 108th Quartermaster Company followed by duty as Chief of Protocol.   He graduated from Troy State University with a MBA. 

At Campbell University, Major Odom was an Assistant Professor of Military Science with the ROTC Detachment and he was inducted into the Faculty Senate. He graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He was deployed to Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, at the United States Army Europe Headquarters in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics. LTC Odom’s final military tour was a five year assignment at the United States Army Logistics Management College (ALMC) at Fort Lee, Virginia as Director for both the United States Army Auditors and Major Items Management Courses. He is a graduate of a number of the other courses at ALMC.  LTC Odom also served as a guest lecturer at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  He retired in the Regular Army rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His post-military career included employment as a Systems Analyst at Computer Science Corporation and recently as a G.E.D. Instructor. 
 

Society Memberships
* General Society of Colonial Wars (Virginia and North Carolina Societies)
* General Society of the War of 1812 (Virginia Society)
* General Society Sons of the Revolution (Virginia and North Carolina
   Societies)
* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783
* Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists and Patriots of American
   Revolution
* Hereditary Society Daughters of Founding Fathers of America 1606 – 1656
   (Honorary Member)
* Military Order of the Foreign Wars of the United States of America
* Military Order of the World Wars
* National Gavel Society
* National Order of the Blue and Gray
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Antebellum Planters 1607 –
   1861  (Vice President General)    
* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (Honorary Governor
   General; Honorary Governor, Virginia Branch)
* National Society Sons of the American Colonists (Archivist General)
* National Society Sons of the American Revolution (Richmond Chapter)
* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers 1640 – 1660
* Order of Descendants of the Justiciars (Honorary Member; Founding
   Auditor)
* Order of Indian Wars of the United States
* Order of the First World War
* Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692 (Deputy Chronicler
   General; Charter Member)
* Order of the Honorable Artillery Company
* Order of the Second World War
* Order of Washington
* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-
   1861 (Secretary General)
* Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers (Charter Member)
* Sons of Confederate Veterans (A.P. Hill Camp)
* Sons of Spanish American War Veterans (Associate Member)
* Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York
* Virginia Huguenot Society (Honorary Member)

 LTC Odom is a life member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America, Washington Camp #1
 

Chivalric Orders
* Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Priory of St. Thomas
   a` Becket, Knight Chevalier)


Other Notes
Charles Robert Odom is a communicant and choir member of Saint Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina.  The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International named him as a Paul Harris Fellow.  LTC Odom is former President of the Colonial Heights Club and a twenty-five year member.  He and his family received the Family Life Award as Family of the Year from the Coats Women’s Club. Additionally, LTC Odom was awarded the Cross of Military Service by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

LTC Odom is former Chairman of the Board of the Fort Rucker School Association, member of the
Board of Visitors at Mary Baldwin College, and for many years Class Agent for Campbell University.  He is a former member of the Petersburg Music Festival Chorus and Vice President, Board of Directors of Crater Community Hospice.  LTC Odom is the former President of the Chapel Council at Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany, Chairman of the Board of Deacons, and Director of the W.W. Hammond Recital Series at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Colonial Heights, Virginia, and Junior Warden of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia.  He is a member of the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C.  He serves as an Adjunct Director of the Swampfox Board of the Umstead Pines Club of Durham, NC. LTC Charles Robert and Carla Whitehurst Odom established a Hereditary Society Community Scholarship at the College of William and Mary

   
 
   
   
 
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