Capt. Charlton Warren is in his fourth season overall, and first as the secondary coach, after coaching cornerbacks in 2006. Warren is also in his third season as recruiting coordinator at the Academy. Warren was the junior varsity defensive coordinator prior to the 2007 season.
Warren's secondary was one of the biggest bright spots of the 2007 season. Led by honorable mention All-American Carson Bird, the secondary forced 15 turnovers (10 interceptions and five fumbles) and gathered 23 pass breakups. Bird led the conference with six interceptions and also recovered three fumbles while forcing another. He earned first-team all-conference honors for his efforts.
Prior to the 2007 season, Warren was selected by the Houston Texans to participate in the NFL's minority internship program. Warren went to training camp with the Texans and took part in several practices, meeting and film sessions on the defensive side of the ball as well as special teams work.
Warren is a 1999 graduate of the Academy where he earned his bachelor's degree in human factors engineering. He was also a three-year football letterman as a defensive back. Warren won the team's Mr. Intensity Award as a senior and helped the program to two consecutive 10-win seasons for the first time in school history in 1997-98 and the only outright conference title in 1998.
Warren began his military career at the Academy in the admissions office as the Southeast U.S. admissions coordinator for the minority enrollment office from 1999-2000. He then went to Warner Robins AFB, Ga., from 2000-03 where he was the C-130 avionics program manager for the Air Logistics Center. While stationed there, Warren earned an MBA from Georgia College and State University.
Before returning to the Academy in 2005, Warren was stationed at Eglin AFB, Fla., as the MK-82 joint direct munitions program manger for the Air Armament Center. Warren was honored as part of the weapons program team of the quarter in 2003 and the direct attack group company grade officer of the quarter in 2004.
Originally from Atlanta, Ga., Warren and his wife, Jocelyn, have two children, Jayree and Teya.