Chuck Wright was a Marine Helicopter pilot who enjoys a deep understanding of the veteran culture. His appreciation comes from having grown up an Air Force brat, the son of a retired Air Force Senior Master Sergeant and World War II Army veteran. A graduate of the University of Texas @ San Antonio, he had the distinction of being commissioned as their 1st Marine Corps officer. While there he served as a member of student government as he earned a business degree in Economics.
His father’s assignment to the Kadena Air Base Okinawa fueled a strong interest in history and as a very young man, he walked many of the battle sites and toured the multiple military museums. As a Marine he would deploy twice on West-Pac’s which offered a unique opportunity to further his passion for history. He parcitipated in operations which were conducted on such iconic locations as Iwo Jima, a trip to Peleliu for the 40th anniversary of the invasion, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, Guam and Thailand.
Since leaving the Marine Corps, Chuck has established a Retirement Income Planning firm, Lone Star Wealth Strategies. He has continued his professional education with numerous programs including Certified Financial Planner and multiple American College courses. He is a life member of the industry standard Million Dollar Round Table as well as a life member of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce.
Chuck is also a Son of the Texas Republic tracing his roots directly back to one of Austin’s Ole 300, James J Ross. James Ross lead a regiment of Creole Indians in the Battle of New Orleans, the last battle of the War of 1812. For his actions, James Ross was promoted to Colonel by Andrew Jackson and during that time befriended the Texas Republic’s 1st President Sam Houston. Another line of the family tree was Daniel Bird, a great grandfather who fought in the Texas Revolution before riding as one of the first Texas Rangers under legendary Ranger Jack “Coffee” Hayes. The family enjoys a long line of military service including Chuck’s younger brother who is currently a highly decorated Marine Infantry officer. He is an associate member of the Ex-Texas Ranger Association.
Chuck is married to Michelle Wright and they make their home in Frisco with sons Mason and Travis. Civically he is appointed as a board member of the Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as being part of the Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (Texas chapter) leadership team and a founding member of the Collin County Marine Corps chapter. Michelle and Chuck are active in Scouting where Chuck is the Trail to Eagle counselor for Travis’ troop.