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Commander Charles “Chuck” R. Wilhite

United States Navy

Commanding Officer, Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center

CDR Wilhite enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1993 and completed recruit training at Recruit Training Command, San Diego,CA. He earned his commission as an Ensign in 2000 through the Health Services Collegiate Program as an Industrial Hygiene Officer. 
 

CDR Wilhite’s sea tours include assignments aboard USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71), USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65), and USS EMORY S. LAND (AS-39). His shore duties include: President, Board of Inspection and Survey, Norfolk, VA.; Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit No. 2, Norfolk, VA; Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan; Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific, Pearl Harbor, HI; Naval Personnel Command, Millington, TN; Officer-in-Charge, Navy Environmental and Preventative Medicine Unit No. 6, Pearl Harbor, HI; and currently, Commanding Officer, Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center, Norfolk, VA.
 

CDR Wilhite holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of South Florida, Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Sciences, from Southern Missouri University and is a Doctoral Candidate in Leadership in Public Health at the University of South Florida. He also holds dual national certifications: Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional.

CDR Wilhite has received numerous personal and campaign awards including the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (3 awards). 

CDR Wilhite is married to Mrs. Caroline Wilhite from Hagerstown, MD.  He and his Wife have 4 adult children.