Meet the Board: RADM Charles "Chuck" Beers, USN (Ret.)

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Rear Admiral Charles “Chuck” Beers is a long-time supporter and Chair Emeritus USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. His patriotism has a long history, starting in 1962, when he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1967.

Some notable accomplishments include: serving as the Commanding Officer, USS MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL (SSN 708) from June 1984 to June 1987; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Military Application and Stockpile Support, U.S. Department of Energy, from September 1993 to September 1995; and Commander Submarine Group Ten in Kings Bay, GA. from November 1995 until his retirement in November 1997.

Under his leadership, his crews have earned multiple awards: the Navy Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation (Three awards), and the Battle Efficiency “E” (Five awards), the Navy Expeditionary Medal and the Navy Arctic Service Ribbon.

His personal awards include: the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (five awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (five awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (two awards), and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Rear Admiral Beers currently serves as Chair Emeritus of USOHRCV, President of the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hampton Roads Navy League, Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum.

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