Henry Shelton

War Hero

Henry Shelton was born in Tarboro, North Carolina, United States on January 2nd, 1942 and is the War Hero. At the age of 82, Henry Shelton biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1942
United States
Place of Birth
Tarboro, North Carolina, United States
82 years old
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Military Personnel
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Henry Shelton Life

Henry Hugh Shelton (born January 2, 1942) is a retired American Army officer.

He served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001.

Early life, family and education

Shelton was born in Tarboro, North Carolina, and graduated from North Edgecombe High School in 1959. Shelton attended North Carolina State University and was a member of the Pershing Rifles. While earning his Army commission through Reserve Officers' Training Corps education, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in textile engineering in 1963. Shelton's postgraduate education included a master of Science degree in political science from Auburn University in 1973, as well as studies at the Air Command and Staff College from August 1972 to June 1983. Shelton married Carolyn L. Johnson in 1963; the two have three children together.


Henry Shelton Career

Post-military career

Shelton founded the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University in 2002. The center was established to "inspire, educate, and produce values-based leaders, both locally and internationally, who are committed to personal integrity, corporate ethics, and selfless service."

Shelton served on the Board of Directors of Red Hat in April 2003 and was elected as chairman in 2010. He also holds directorships at Anheuser Busch, Anteon International, and Protective Products of America. The General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, which is based at North Carolina State University's alma mater, was founded in 2002, and it gives scholarships to people who are committed to personal integrity, professional ethics, and selfless service.

Shelton served as an advisor to Senator John Edwards' presidential bid from 2003 to 2004. When Shelton proclaimed, "I will tell you the reason [Clark] came out of Europe early, I will ask you the reason [Clark] had to do with integrity and character issues, which are very near and dear to my heart." I'll just say Wes won't get my vote," says Clark, casting doubt on Clark's candidacy.

Shelton declared his support for Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, saying, "I've been with Senator Clinton when she has been with our military men and women." From those experiences, I know she acknowledges the demands and sacrifices of military life. I am confident that she will always place the readiness and well-being of our troops first. She is destined to be "Chief" and is on alert. Shelton was the second Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to endorse Clinton, the first being General John Shalikashvili.

Shelton and coauthors Ron Levinson and Malcolm McConnell published their autobiography, Without Hesitation: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, on October 12, 2010. An excerpt from a story in which a high-ranking Clinton Cabinet member suggests that Shelton intentionally allow an American pilot to be killed by the Iraqis, giving them a reason to retaliate and go to war. The book also includes a description of Bill Clinton's empatis confession to Shelton, a time when a close Clinton aide lost track of the biscuit (top-secret presidential nuclear launch authorization codes); and the intrigue of a turbulent Camp David meeting with George W. Bush and his National Security Council shortly after 9/11; where internal battle lines were drawn. According to his book, Madeleine Albright killed multiple attempts to kill Osama bin Laden.

A statue of Shelton was unveiled and dedicated at the Airborne Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, NC, on August 27, 2010. H. Ross Perot commissioned and donated the statue.

Shelton appeared on This Week with Christiane Amanpour on December 6, 2010, and on December 30, 2010, on PBS and Bloomberg TV, shelton appeared on The Charlie Rose Show to announce the publication of his memoir.

Shelton was honored at the 6th Annual Brian & Kendra's Bluegrass Party in Speed, North Carolina, on October 20, 2012. At the entrance of Speed, he was presented with a Distinguished Achievements plaque and a roadside display, recognizing his roots and recognizing his achievements.

In 2005, Shelton and his wife, Carolyn, founded the Hugh and Carolyn Shelton Military Neurotrauma Foundation to support study into traumatic brain injury among military personnel.