Army veteran and master problem-solver, Charles “Charlie” McMaster is a tremendous asset to Hives for Heroes and the entire Bee conservation community. In his 30-years of service to the U.S. Army, he served in Communications, Information Technology/Security and Program Management. His final military assignment was as the Director of the Central Technical Support Facility, Fort Hood, Texas, where he led a military/civilian workforce executing rapid physical and technical integration and interoperability in a System of Systems (SoS) environment providing comprehensive testing, configuration control, SoS level training programs and deployed Digital Systems Engineers (DSEs) to forces worldwide.
Since his departure from the service, he has supported the Joint Modernization Command, Fort Bliss as a Systems Engineer and as a Program Manager at Fort Hood for the Distributed Common Ground Station-Army for the systems Fielding, Training and Logistics support requirements.
Charlie is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, Shippensburg University, Master of Public Administration and the Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies.
Charlie has been beekeeping for over six years in Copperas Cove, Texas. He devotes much of his time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Beekeepers Association and is our very own Connections Director at Hives for Heroes. His job with HfH is so important as he is the main resource for connecting our NewBEE’s and Mentors nation-wide, which is no simple task. We admire and appreciate this incredible man for his service to our Country and his impeccable volunteer work. You might see Charlie at bee events around Texas, so don’t be shy if you meet him – he is a wealth of information! Thank you, Charlie, for your very important work with Hives for Heroes.