The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to recognize Sgt. Charles Gass, Patrol Operations, for his recent promotion with the District of Columbia Air National Guard. Sgt. Gass, 13-year-veteran of the CCSO, was recently appointed to serve as the State Command Chief Master Sergeant (SCCM) for the District of Columbia Air National Guard (DCANG). The DCANG has approximately 1200 personnel, 900 of whom are enlisted.  “I am extremely proud of Sgt. Gass and his commitment to serve in the National Guard. This appointment speaks volumes to his strong work ethic both here at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office and in his military assignment,” said Sheriff Troy D. Berry.


The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force represents the highest level of enlisted leadership, and as such, provides the direction for the enlisted corps and represents their interests to those in all levels of government.  These positions carry a broad scope of responsibility and influence. Chief Master Sergeants selected to serve in a Command Chief Master Sergeant position become the senior enlisted leader for their respective commander, chain of command and non-commissioned officer support structure. They are responsible for channeling communications from the commander to all enlisted members. “I am honored to have been appointed to this position, and I will dutifully serve in this new capacity to the best of my abilities,” said Sgt. Gass.

Sgt. Gass has previously been assigned to the CCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division in both the Financial Crimes Unit and Special Victims Unit. He has been with the DC Air National Guard for nearly 25 years.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Learn more at the CCSO’s website.

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit