Farrell J. Chiles


Farrell J. Chiles is a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Army Chief Warrant Officer. He served for a combined 38 years on active duty and in the Army Reserve.

He is the author of over 15 articles on African American warrant officers and another dozen articles on the military from World War II to the present; about the Buffalo Soldiers and the Red Ball Express; about Army Aviators to Korean War Veterans; about survivors of the Bataan Death March; and the Tuskegee Airmen.

Farrell Chiles is the author of “As BIG As It Gets” that chronicles his record five consecutive years as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) and “African American Warrant Officers…In Service to Our Country”.

His articles have appeared in the last three years of the Military Writers Society of America’s annual anthology and in quarterly issues of Dispatches.

Farrell has served on the board of directors of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and the United States Army Warrant Officers Association. He has received the Don Hess Life Time Achievement Award and the CW4 Mike Novasel Outstanding Warrant Officer of the Year Award. He is also the recipient of the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board’s Distinguished Public Service Career Award.

He resides in Phillips Ranch, CA.