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Charles (Chuck) Patton
Executive Aide
Environmental Health

Lamb Hall, Room 55
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I arrived at ETSU April 2002.  I was hired as a Technical Clerk for the Department of Environmental Health.  In August 2004 I was promoted to Executive Aide for the same department.  I am the appointed Senator representing the College of Public Health.  I currently serve on the following committees:  Staff Senate Executive Committee; Chair, ETSU Veteran Affairs Standing Committee; Chair, Staff Senate Liaison Committee; Staff Senate Website Committee; Chair, College of Public Health Staff Council; and ETSU Food Pantry Committee.  Past committees include: President's Council; Senior Staff Council; Quality Enhancement Program Theme Committee; Information Technology Governance Committee (ITGC)-Security Subcommittee; Parking Garage Committee; and Joint Parking Committee.   Personal accomplishments while at ETSU are College of Public Health Staff Employee of the Year (2004) and (2011); President Elect-Staff Senate (2009); President-Staff Senate (2010); and currently Past President-Staff Senate (2011).

Prior to my arrival at ETSU, it was my distinct pleasure to serve this great country of ours as a U. S. Marine for 23 years (1978-2001).  I retired October 2001 as a Master Sergeant.  I have served in duty stations throughout the United States and around the world.  I have had the unique opportunity to obtain a myriad of experiences and responsibilities that have enabled me to be successful throughout my career.  I have held several job billets:  Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Plans Chief, Operations Chief, Command Center Chief, Recruiter, Infantry Platoon Sergeant, Marine Corps Integrated Maintenance Management (MIMMS) Chief and several others.  I have attended numerous formal and informal Professional Military Instruction schools.  Personal accomplishments that I am most proud of while in the U. S. Marine Corps are the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, (3) Certificates of Commendations, and Recruiter of the Year.

I currently hold a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from East Tennessee State University (2007) and an Associate of Science degree (2004) from Northeast State Technical Community College graduating Summa Cum Laude.  I graduated from Daniel Boone High School (1978) Gray, TN… Go Blazers!!!

The majority of my family members live in the local area and I thoroughly enjoy spending time with them.  My interests include music, guitar, recording, concerts, aviation, and lots of sports. 

My golden rule that I strive to live by is - …. "To always maintain PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) and... there are no problems - only solutions."

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