Retired Navy Command Master Chief Charles “Chuck” Baldwin addressed Dover Capital City Rotary Club on May 9 on the importance of education and leadership in attracting hi-tech companies to Delaware.

He also stressed retaining highly trained military veterans, especially retirees, as part of the solution to Delaware’s effort to bring these companies here. A growing number of states exempt retired military pay from state taxation to attract skilled veterans, something Delaware has yet to do.

Baldwin co-founded Wilmington’s Delaware Military Academy in 2013 as the first U.S. Navy-affiliated school in the nation. A former school principal, he authored “Carrier to Classroom: Transferring military skills into a career in education” in 2018, which is available on Amazon. The book encourages military veterans who understand leadership and working with diverse cultures to consider careers in education.

Dover Capital City Rotary meets each Thursday for lunch at Maple Dale Country Club, Dover.

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