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Charles “Chip” Rock

Board Secretary & US Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.)

Rear Admiral (ret.) Chip Rock joined Partners in Promise in 2022 after 35 years of service in the Navy.  He spent the majority of his career serving in ships before transitioning to installations and facilities management in 2011.  His is last assignment was as Commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, the Navy’s largest region.  His specialties include budget development, public-private partnerships, community and public relations, climate resiliency, environmental conservation, energy, defense policy, encroachment management, and military construction.  He has a passion for supporting military families.

Chip is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Ocean Engineering and the National War College with a master’s degree in National Security Affairs.