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Chuck Fairchild Receives Governor's Distinguished Hoosier Award

President of Fairchild Communication Systems Inc. awarded for long-time leadership and mentoring


INDIANAPOLIS, IN (April 11, 2018) — When Charles W. Fairchild II, President of Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc., arrived at his Scoutmaster retirement party, he was expecting a simple reunion with family, fellow scouters, friends and loved ones, celebrating his time as a volunteer with Boy Scout Troop 133. It was all of that and more. He was also presented with the prestigious Distinguished Hoosier Award from Robert Zetzl on behalf of Governor Eric J. Holcomb for his lengthy involvement in the community and state.


The Distinguished Hoosier Award is one of the highest honors given by the State of Indiana to its citizens. The award is solely granted at the discretion of the governor to outstanding residents for their accomplishments and contributions to their communities. Fairchild received this award for his exceptional and on-going dedication to the Boy Scouts of America.


His journey in leadership and mentorship began in 1982 when he volunteered for the Howe Young Life Club and acquired a chauffeur’s license to help drive kids to summer camp at the Frontier Ranch in Colorado. From there, his extensive involvement in the Boy Scouts of America began when he joined Troop 5 as an assistant Scoutmaster.


Fairchild’s impressive list of service and leadership to the Boy Scouts of America includes:

  • Scoutmaster for the Northeast Troop 133 from 2007-2017

  • Awarded Scoutmaster of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2016

  • Led his troop to be District Troop of the Year in 2012 and 2016

  • Honored with the Silver Beaver Award in 2015

  • Assisted 59 boys to the rank of Eagle

  • Attending over 180 campouts in the past 17 years

  • Volunteering approximately 1,500 hours for the troop every year


“I wouldn’t be able to achieve or accept this award without acknowledging all of those who have volunteered alongside me and offered their support,” Fairchild said. “It is a humbling honor. I am proud to have helped others practice their faith, achieve great things and grow to become amazing, successful individuals in my home state.”


While helping others, Fairchild is also a devoted husband, father of four sons and a successful businessman. He started his own communications company, Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc. in 2001 and today, employs 49 Hoosiers in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.


About Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc.

Founded in Indianapolis in 2001, Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc. is a leader in systems integration in the healthcare, education, government, and commercial industries. As a single-source provider for all security and communication needs, Fairchild Communication Systems, Inc. offers a rich supply of products, in-depth knowledge, and experience to deliver unique solutions that are reliable, innovative and cost-effective.

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