Entry Date: 63

Exit Date: 67


Status: K

NAVCAD Carter Nute, 1962

LTJG Nute, 1966, rigging Soviet trawler

Captain Nute, retirement, July, 1994

“Nute, Captain Charles Carter, U. S. Navy (Retired) …
entered the Naval Aviation Cadet (NAVCAD) Program in December 1962 and
earned his Wings of Gold in June 1964. I first served in Patrol Squadron
TWENTY-ONE (VP-21) from January 1965 to December 1967 flying the
P-2 Neptune. During my VP-21 tour, I flew with CAC-8 under the leadership
of the world famous PPC, LCDR Bill Locke, along with co-pilot, LT Bob O’Connor,
and TACCO, LTJG Jim Mattson. VP-21 deployments to Keflavik, Iceland; Rota, Spain;
and Sigonella, Sicily were operational highlights.

In subsequent assignments, I flew the P-3 Orion in Patrol Squadron TWENTY-THREE (VP-23) from April 1971
to June 1973, Patrol Squadron THIRTY-ONE (VP-31) from August 1974 to June 1977 and Patrol Squadron NINE
(VP-9) from March 1979 to May 1981. I was honored to hold command assignments as Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Facility, Guam (NAVFAC Guam) from July 1978 to October 1979; Commanding Officer, Patrol Squadron
NINE (VP-9) from May 1980 to May 1981; and Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Force SEVENTH Fleet
(CTF-72)/Commander Patrol Wing ONE (CPW-1) in Kamiseya, Japan from June 1986 to June 1988.

My shore assignments included Land-Based Air Operations Officer, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
(CINCPACFLT) from June 1981 to June 1984; Head, East Asia/Pacific Plans and Policy Branch (OP-6l2) from
July 1985 to May 1986; Deputy Director, ASW Division (OP-7lB) from July 1988 to June 1990; Deputy
Commander, ASW Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMASWFORPAC) from June 1990 to May 1992; and Director,
Naval Command College (NCC) from June 1992 to July 1994 at the Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, RI. Following my July 1994 retirement from the navy, I worked at my alma mater, Valley Forge Military Academy and College, as Director of Alumni Affairs from August 1994 to December 2001. Fully retired grandparents and volunteer workers in our community and church, my wife, Barbara, and I reside in Gainesville, Florida. We have a son, a daughter and six grandchildren.

Nearly 30 years after flying together on CAC-8 in VP-21, I was honored to have all three crew officers attend my July 1994 retirement ceremony at the Naval War College in Newport, RI.

Pictured from left to right are Jim Mattson, Carter Nute (holding a model of LH-8), Bob O’Connor and Bill Locke.”