Marquis Top Science, Technology and Engineering Professionals

Charles F. Deleot III, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Title: 1) Technical Director; 2) Chief Scientist, Engineer and Consultant
Company: 1) Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet; 2) Naval Postgraduate School, SAIC
Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States

Charles F. Deleot III, Technical Director for Commander-in-Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet and Chief Scientist, Engineer and Consultant with the Naval Postgraduate School, SAIC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in systems engineering and information technology.

Capt. Deleot is an accomplished scientist and systems engineer with more than 55 years of experience to his credit. In the period 1968 to 2001, he led a transformational systems engineering process for the U.S. Navy that modernized Command and Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence systems. During the period 2005 to 2008, Capt. Deleot provided analytical services to SAIC improving process controls for the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Since 2011, he has found success as a chief scientist, engineer and pro bono consultant with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Information Sciences Department in Monterey, California. Alongside this role, he has contributed as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Patriot Foundation from 2007 to 2022, after which he accepted the role of Chairman Emeritus. Patriot Foundation has provided college scholarship grants to families of fallen, wounded, injured, and seriously ill military since 2003.

In preparation for his professional endeavors, Capt. Deleot attended Duke University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in history with 1967. In 1977, he earned a Master of Arts in Business Management from Central Michigan University, and in 1978, he also obtained an additional Master of Arts in Industrial Management at the same institution. In 1980, he continued his higher education at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, graduating with a Master of Science in Information Systems and Research and Development. Capt. Deleot also attended the Naval War College in 1988, where he studied Defense Economics.

Alongside his formal degrees, Capt. Deleot is a Certified Computing Professional through the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. He served in the U.S. Navy as an intelligence officer from 1967 to 1990 and as the Technical Director for Commander in Chief of the US Pacific Fleet from 1972 to 2001. Capt. Deleot has been recognized for his service with over 30 personal honors and awards including the Distinguished Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Department of the Navy in 2000 and the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal from the U.S. Department of the Army in 2011.

To keep abreast of his field, Capt. Deleot has maintained affiliation with the Association of the United States Navy and the Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals. He attributes his success to the support and companionship of his wife. Among his accomplishments, Capt. Deleot considers his most notable achievements to be earning the Department of the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award, and the numerous honors he received as President and Chairman of the Board for Patriot Foundation. Especially significant honors include induction as Fort Bragg Good Neighbor, Honorary Member of the 82nd Airborne Division, and Honorary Member of the Special Forces Regiment.

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