Commanding Officer VP-56 January 1974 – December 1974
Commanding Navy Recruiting District, Jacksonville, July 1975 – August 1978
Captain Chuck Cornett enters the Hall of Honor with distinction. He joined the Navy on May 23, 1950 from a small town in Louisiana. He had just graduated high school land was 17 years old. Six years later, while stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he was selected for the Seaman to Admiral program in Newport, Rhode Island. Following graduation, he received his commission and orders to Pensacola, Florida, for flight training. He received his wings in 1958 and went on to command key operational and shore units retiring after 30years in 1980. He then began a new career that he also loved. As a Road Runner’s Club of American certified coach, he helped thousands of walkers, joggers and runners of all abilities to achieve their goals. He was an avid runner for many years and competed in and finished 96 marathons including Pikes Peak. He also loved driving his radar blue and yellow Corvette, traveling, golf, hunting and fishing, visiting with friends and family, especially his grandchildren; but most of all he loved his family, his country and the Navy. He and Betty were married for 50 years and have two sons, Mike and Mark, and two daughters, Kathy and Sandi.