November 5, 2018

Brigadier General Charles B. Jiggetts


Brigadier General Charles B. Jiggetts
1926-2010
Mess Dress Uniform & Long Sleeve Uniform Shirt

General Jiggetts enlisted in the US Army Air Force in 1944 and was honorably discharged in May of 1946. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1950 upon graduating from Howard University. Jiggetts attended flying school in 1952, becoming an aircraft observer and radar intercept officer. He was assigned to the 98th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron in 1957 as squadron radar officer. In 1960 Jiggetts became squadron operations officer for the 27th Communications Squadron at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam. He served as chief maintenance officer for the 92nd Strategic Aerospace Wing beginning in 1964, with responsibility for Atlas ICBMs, B-52 bombers, and KC-135 stratotankers. Jiggetts went to Vietnam in 1966 as a communications-electronics requirements officer for the 7th Air Force. He returned to the States in 1967 as a joint communications staff officer for the US Strike Command at MacDill Air Force Base. Jiggetts was assigned to US Air Force Headquarters in Washington, DC, as technical assistant to the director for telecommunications policy in 1969. He was made vice commander of the Air Force Communications Command’s Northern Communications Area in 1971, becoming commander in 1976. Jiggetts transferred to the Pacific Command in 1979 as director of communications and data processing. Before retiring in 1982, he was serving as vice commander of the Air Force Communications Command at Scott Air Force Base.