Charles Trovilla Myers was born in Mannington, W.Va., in 1900. He attended Virginia Military Institute for a year, and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, where he was a member of the varsity football teams in 1921 and 1922, on June 11, 1923 with a bachelor of science degree, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Regular Army.
Entering Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, that September, General Myers graduated from Advanced Flying School at Kelly Field, Texas a year later, and was assigned as an instructor at Brooks Field. Going to the Philippines the following summer as an squadron officer, on July 20, 1931 he returned to Brooks Field as an instructor, moving to Randolph Field, Texas, in that capacity three months later. Entering the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Ala., in August 1937, he graduated a year later and was assigned as an instructor with the New York state National Guard at Miller Field, Staten Island.
Assigned as director of training at Goodfellow Field, Texas, in November 1940, the following year General Myers became assistant chief of staff of the Flying Division at Randolph Field, Texas, and later chief of the Plans and Training Section, Central Flying Training Command. In December 1943 he assumed command of the 77th Flying Training Wing at Foster Field, Texas, and a year later was named chief of staff of the 12th Air Force in Italy. Assuming command of the 33rd Flying Training Wing at Randolph Field, Texas, in December 1945, the following April he was appointed deputy commander of the Flying Training Command (redesignated the Flying Division of the Air Training Command), and in March 1947 he assumed additional duty as chief of staff of the Flying Division.
Going to Fuchu, Japan, in May 1947, General Myers was chief of staff of the Far East Air Materiel Command, and that October he was named commander of the 316th Bomb Wing at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.
The following summer he was appointed commanding general of the First Air Division, Far East Air Forces (redesignated 13th Air Force in December 1948).
Transferred to Mitchel Air Force Base, N.Y., in May 1949,General Myers was vice commander of the Continental Air Command. On Jan. 1, 1951, the Air Defense Command was reactivated at Ent Air Force Base, Colo., with General Myers as vice commander. He was named commander-in-chief of the Northeast Command, and commanding general of the Northeast Air Command, at Pepperrell Air Force Base, Newfoundland. On July 26, 1954, General Myers assumed command of the Air Training Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star, Air Medal and French Legion of Honor. General Myers is rated a command pilot, combat observer and aircraft observer