Chuck Deleot – Patriot Foundation

chairman of the board emeritus

CAPT Chuck Deleot (US Navy Retired)

Chuck Deleot grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and received his A.B. degree from Duke University in 1967. He served on active duty as a Naval Intelligence officer from 1967-1972 and retired as a Captain in the Naval Reserve in 1990. In 1972, Mr. Deleot joined the Commander-in-Chief US Pacific Fleet staff as a Computer Specialist working on next-generation intelligence and command and control systems. Subsequently, he became the Technical Director and Deputy Director for Pacific Fleet Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence.

Mr. Deleot’s education also includes an M.A. in Business and an M.A. in Industrial Management from Central Michigan University in 1978. He also received an M.S. with a double concentration in Information Systems and Research and Development from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering in 1980. In 1988 Mr. Deleot attended the Defense Economics Course at the Naval War College. Additionally, in 1978 he was awarded a Certified Computing Professional designation from the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals.

In 2001 he retired from federal service. From 2002 to 2008 Mr. Deleot was an occasional defense consultant for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Chief Scientist/ Engineer. Additionally, Mr. Deleot has supported the Naval Post-Graduate School’s Information Sciences Department with strategic planning services advocating disruptive technologies for software development and large system interoperability and integration. His work has been published in the US Naval Institute Proceedings.

In 2003, Mr. Deleot was one of the first two volunteers for the Pinehurst-based Patriot Foundation and served in a pro bono capacity as its President (2007-2020) and Chairman of the Board (2007-2022). Patriot Foundation has provided over $15,000,000 creating over 4000 college scholarship grants (through 2023) to children and spouses of military killed, wounded, injured, and ill since 9/11/2001. Captain Deleot currently is Chairman of the Board of Directors Emeritus for Patriot Foundation.

On 31 Aug 2015, Governor Pat McCrory (NC) issued a Proclamation extolling the work of the Patriot Foundation. Governor McCrory stated, “the Patriot Foundation embodies the very best in highly effective and efficient volunteerism making an enormous difference in the lives of soldier’s families since 2003 with its more than $3,500,000 in financial grants.” CAPT Deleot has over 30 personal honors and awards, including the Dept. of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, two Dept. of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards, the Dept. of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, selection as an Honorary Member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, induction as a Ft. Bragg Good Neighbor, and induction as an Honorary Member of the Special Forces Regiment. He was also inducted as a Liberty Ambassador by the Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps in February 2024. Captain Deleot was one of seventeen other North Carolinians to receive this new honor recognizing his twenty-plus years of significant support for servicemembers and their families. CAPT Deleot is also listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in Top Engineers, as well as Who’s Who in America. CAPT Deleot is a lifetime member of the Association of the United States Navy. 

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