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Charles Chassot Jr.

1953 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Charles Chassot Jr. Obituary
Chassot, Captain Charles H. Jr. USNR

Dec. 27, 1953 â€" Nov. 14, 2016

Captain Charles H Chassot Jr. USNR passed away quietly at his home in San Antonio, TX November 14, 2016 after a two year battle against cancer. Chuck was born in Mesa, Arizona December 27, 1953 to Charles Henry Chassot Sr. and Una Brock Chassot. He grew up in Gilbert, Arizona, graduating from Gilbert High School in 1971. He was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of New Mexico in December 1975. He served on the USS Prairie and then on the USS Point Defiance where he completed his Surface Warfare Officer qualification. In November 1979, Lieutenant Chassot reported to the Naval Security Group Detachment in Yokosuka, Japan and became a cryptologic officer. He served another tour in Japan with the Naval Security Group Activity at Misawa. In August 1983 he left Active Duty and briefly joined NR SECGRU Misawa 519 in Phoenix, Arizona before being recalled to Active Duty at the Naval Intelligence Support Center (NISC) in Suitland, Maryland. His military assignment completed, he joined NISC as a civilian employee and continued his Naval Reserve association. In 1992 Commander Chassot served in NR SECGRU VTU Adelphi, Maryland and assumed duties as Executive Officer of NR SECGRU Washington in November 1995, and then as Commanding Officer in 1996. He relinquished command in October 1999. In January 2001 as a Naval reservist, Captain Chassot began working for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence where he was instrumental in development of computer security policy for the Department of Defense. He was in the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attack. In 2003 he left active duty and retired from the reserves in December of 2005. During his navy career, he received the Navy Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and National Defense service Medal. As a civilian he received the meritorious service medal from the USAF for his work in Cyber Warfare. He continued working at as a civilian employee following his retirement from the Navy Reserve for several years, first, with the Joint Task Force Global-Network and then, with Homeland Security as a senior Intelligence Analyst, Cyber Threat Analysis Branch. He retired from civil service in January of 2013. Charles was a man who loved his country, a true patriot who served in many capacities to the best of his abilities. Those who worked with him knew him to be good-natured, a hard-worker with a quick wit but a real stickler for accuracy and detail. He was a talented researcher. He loved to teach and was a mentor to many.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Frances, two daughters, Amanda Chassot Repella (Dan) of Ft. Collins, Colorado and

Vanessa/Vinnie West of Hubbardston, Massachusetts, a grandson, Nathaniel Elliot, and his sister Carla Chassot Shugg (Ken) of Phoenix, Arizona.

Services: A private memorial service will be held for Charles at a later date. For personal acknowledgment please sign the online guestbook at




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Published in Albuquerque Journal from Nov. 18 to Nov. 20, 2016
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