Charles Hartford is a Financial Advisor in the Merrill Lynch La Jolla Office. Charles is originally from the San Diego area. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1989 and subsequently earned a Masters Degree in History from the University of Kentucky and a Masters Degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the Patterson School, University of Kentucky. He deployed multiple times and earned numerous awards and decorations in service to the nation, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Valorous Unit Award, the Bronze Star, the Legion of Merit, the Ranger Tab, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the South African Parachutist Badge. Charles served as the Deputy United States National Military Representative to the Strategic NATO Headquarters in Mons, Belgium before continuing his service to others as a trusted financial advisor.

Charles serves in a variety of positions for charitable organizations including Rotary International, and has been a featured speaker for financial planning and perspective, as well as for his combat experience. Charles and his wife Rebecca have four children and live in La Jolla. They actively support numerous school events, children’s sports and activities including junior golf, swimming, and baseball, as well as their community and church.

Charles Hartford will be the moderator at Philanthropic Strategies for Saving Innovation, an MCLE event sponsored by the Hartford Group of Merrill Lynch.