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Dr. Charles R. Glass

Executive Director

Bailey Military Institute


I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the second Executive Director of BMI. With Mr. Fred Lewis as our new Deputy Director, BMI is in a strong position to continue the 21-year legacy of Aviation Hall of Fame member, General John H. Bailey II. As Mr. Lewis continues his duties as Operations and Logistics Officer plus Dean of Academics for grades K – 12, I will concentrate on post high school education opportunities and increase funding to the Institute. We both have a heart to make a difference in the lives of diverse communities and will reach out to likeminded stakeholders to help us build a broad pathway to success. General Bailey will continue service to our nation as a member of the Board of Trustees of BMI.  


To further introduce myself, I am a professional aviator and educator with a broad outlook on developing students using interdisciplinary techniques and approaches. My professional goal is to strengthen the training, planning, and designing of new methodologies that stimulate student interest in career opportunities in aviation and other related S.T.E.M. fields. I am a creative, result-oriented professional with solid accomplishments in leadership, management, aviation, education, research, training, consulting, and audio/video productions. 


I am also an Eagle Scout, former Navy Officer, Eastern Airlines pilot, commercial drone pilot, and university professor. Additionally, I have received funding from the Office of Naval Research, Texas Department of Transportation, Transportation Research Board, U. S. Coast Guard, and the Department of Education to develop innovative strategies to recruit, retain, and graduate students into S.T.E.M. related careers. Over 400 individuals from our community are functioning as aviation professionals around the globe as a result of collaborations with faculty, administrators, students, and stakeholders.   


As Executive Director, I plan to: 1) secure office and classroom space at William P. Hobby Airport, 2) establish a workforce development initiative to prepare students for careers in airport management, air traffic control and the civilian use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS - Drone) technology, 3) seek Memorandums of Agreement with S.T.E.M. organizations and educational institutions, and 4) establish a nationally recognized aviation research center.


Vision -- I seek to:

  1. Equip the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) of aviation professionals to design, construct, process data, develop software, assess avionics, pilot, research, and manage the air transportation system. 

  2. Continue the legacy of General John H. Bailey II and the Bailey Military Institute.    

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"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

The health and longevity of our Nation's citizenry, econmy and environmental resources depends in large part on the acceleratioon of scientific and technologucal innovations such as those that improve health care, inspire new industries, protect the environment and safeguared us from harm.

The mission of Bailey Military Institute is to foster a dynamic educational environment that encourages success and spiritual growth through innovative initiatives and leadership concepts within a diverse society.

Bailey Military Institute partners with federal, state and local institutions along with businesses, colleges, universities and K-12 schools to develop programs that broaden and support innovation while simultaneously leveraging existing resources with our overall education effort.




Bailey Military Institute is grounded in the guiding principals that create students who are productive, inspired, honest, respectful and goal-oriented. The BMI principles foster the development of individuals who are :

  • Loyal to their academic colleagues

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Committed to being the best they can be

  • Passionate about their academic success



The mission of Bailey Military Institute is to educate leaders and our committment to diversity is an essential component of that mission. We recognize that diversity is a central force in the world today and that diversity of identity and perspectives leads to better problem framing and decision making. Regardless of career path, our students will be more effective with a diverse world view.



Central to the success of any student is academic achievement. Bailey Military Institute is dedicated to the principle that teach students to think critically, intensively, and creatively. The curriculum is designed to challenge yet encourage students at their specific stage of intellectual devlopment.




Bailey Military Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization designated to educate children in the Houston area through leadership and discipline so that they will be successful in the future. Our Leadership Development Program is available as a cross enrollment course for students in intermediate and high schools that do not offer Leadership Development Corps (LDC) or Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC).


Bailey Military Institute's LDC program came about in 1996 when it's namesake, Major General John H. Bailey II TXSG Ret, saw a need for a feeder program to the high school JROTC program. At that time MG Bailey was the Director of Military Science for Clear Creek ISD in League City, Texas. The next school year the pilot version of the program went into effect at Webster Intermediate School and was well received. Eventually the LDC program was introduced to all intermediate schools within the district as requested by the individual school principals. MG Bailey's LDC program (also known at LOTC in a few locations) has also found it's way into Houston ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Onalaska ISD, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, and will hopefully be establishing a program in Nacogdoches ISD.



The United States is striving to maintain its preeminent position in the world as an education leader, but currently, our K-12 system is "middle of the pack" in international comparisons. Nor is the U. S. education system cultivating a culture of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-literate students to successfully compete in the global economomy.

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It is essential that education professionals work to create a sufficiently large and well-trained STEM workforce. Students must be taught in STEM disciplines. Bailey Military Institute is dedicated to inspire, equip, and guide students along a STEM pathway in order to create the next generation of innovators, researchers, business leaaders and elected officials who will guide and lead well into the 21st century and beyond.

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