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Charles (Chuck) Patton

Charles (Chuck) Patton

Executive Aide
423-439-5243 /
Lamb Hall, Room 55



I arrived at ETSU April 2002 being hired as the Technical Clerk for the Department of Environmental Health. In August 2004 I was promoted to Executive Aide for the Department of Environmental Health.

Current committees and positions: ETSU Veteran Affairs Standing Committee (member, chair); ETSU Bucky’s Food Pantry Advisory Committee (member); College of Public Health Staff Council (member).

Past committees and positions: ETSU President's Council (member); ETSU Senior Staff Council (member); ETSU Quality Enhancement Program Theme Committee (member); ETSU Information Technology Governance Committee (ITGC) - Security Subcommittee (member); ETSU Parking Garage Committee (member); and ETSU Joint Parking Committee (member).

Past organizations and positions: ETSU Staff Senate (president elect, president, past president, member); ETSU Staff Senate Executive Committee (member); Committee on Staff Concerns (member); Committee on Staff Development and Evaluation (member); Communications and Website Committee (member); Community Benevolence Committee (member); Liaison Committee (chair, member); and Visibility Committee (member).

Personal accomplishments while at ETSU: College of Public Health Staff Employee of the Year (2004) and (2011); President Elect-ETSU Staff Senate (2009); President-ETSU Staff Senate (2010); and Past President-ETSU 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 billets throughout my tenure in the Marine Corps: 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 am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Geosciences. I 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.
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