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Commander Charles R. Harmon (Randy), a Danville, West Virginia native enlisted in the United States Navy out of DeFuniak Springs, FL in April 1992. Following graduation from Recruit Training Command, Orlando, FL, he completed his pipeline training in Meridian, Mississippi and proudly served ten years as a yeoman.
His enlisted tours included USS Hue City (CG-66) homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL-40) “Airwolves” homeported in Naval Air Station Mayport, FL, and Navy Recruiting District Richmond, as a canvasser recruiter whereby he was selected into the Seaman to Admiral 21 program.
Cmdr. Harmon graduated from University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance with a minor in economics in 2003. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Harmon reported to Navy Personnel Command, Millington, TN PERS 452 as one of the first ensigns in the Human Resource community. He completed subsequent HR3Ö4tours as enlisted programs officer, Navy Recruiting District Pittsburgh, PA; operations officer, Military Entrance Processing Station, Beckley, WV; J-1 forward OIC, Special Operations Command, Central Command, Doha, Qatar; action officer, N131 Officer Plans and Policy, Washington, DC; training officer, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75). Upon completion of his TRAINO tour, he attended the Marine Corp’s Command and Staff College Quantico, VA completing joint professional military education Phase I and was the operations officer, Military Entrance Processing Station, Beckley, WV. In August 2019, Commander Harmon reported to Navy Recruiting District Richmond as the executive officer.
In 2005 Commander Harmon earned a Masters of Business Administration in human resource management from Webster University and is certified as a senior professional in human resources. His personal awards include Military Joint Service Commendation Medal (2), Navy Commendation Medal (3), Navy Achievement Medal (6), Navy Good Conduct Medal (3) as well as numerous campaign and unit awards.