Todd C. Stiles

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Todd C. Stiles


Captain Todd C. Stiles, NOAA
Allegiance National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
Rank Captain
Commands held Commissioned Personnel Center

Todd C. Stiles is a retired Captain in the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. He serves as the Director, Commissioned Personnel Center which is part of NOAA’s Marine and Aviation Operations. As Director of the Commissioned Personnel Center, Stiles was responsible for providing NOAA with the men and women who operate NOAA’s fleet of ships and aircraft. The Commissioned Personnel Center is a unique personnel system within NOAA. The Commissioned Personnel Center is responsible for approximately 300 NOAA Corps officers and associated human resource activities which include: recruitment, appointment, training, assignments, promotion, separation, retirement, officer entitlements (pay and benefits), etc.

In the United States uniformed services, captain is a commissioned-officer rank. In keeping with the traditions of the militaries of most nations, the rank varies between the services, being a senior rank in the naval services and a junior rank in the ground and air forces.

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps, known informally as the NOAA Corps, is one of seven federal uniformed services of the United States, and operates under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a scientific agency overseen by the Department of Commerce. The NOAA Corps is made up of scientifically and technically trained officers and is the smallest of the U.S. uniformed services. It is one of only two––the other being the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps––that consists only of commissioned officers, with no enlisted or warrant officer ranks.

Captain Stiles was appointed to the NOAA Corps 77th Basic Officer Training Class located at the Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, New York. His operational career includes four sea assignments of which he served as Commanding Officer aboard NOAA Ship CHAPMAN and NOAA Ship OREGON II. Prior to assuming the role of Director, Commissioned Personnel Center in September 2006, Captain Stiles was assigned to the office of Program Planning and Integration as Executive Officer.

United States Merchant Marine Academy

The United States Merchant Marine Academy, one of the five United States service academies, is located in Kings Point, New York. It is charged with training officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military, and the transportation industry. Midshipmen are trained in marine engineering, navigation, ship's administration, maritime law, personnel management, international law, customs, and many other subjects important to the task of running a large ship.

Kings Point, New York Village in New York, United States

Named for John Alsop King, an early resident, Kings Point is a village and a part of Great Neck in Nassau County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the United States 2010 Census, the village population was 5,005.

Stiles holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University. He has also attended numerous leadership and supervisory management seminars throughout his career. Captain Stiles will attend the prestigious Federal Executive Institute in the coming year where he has been invited to participate in the Leadership for a Democratic Society course.

Roger Williams University Rhode Island, United States

Roger Williams University (RWU) is a private liberal arts university in Bristol, Rhode Island. Founded in 1956, it was named for theologian and Rhode Island cofounder Roger Williams. The school enrolls over 5,000 students and employs over 480 academic staff.

Federal Executive Institute

The Federal Executive Institute (FEI) is an executive and management development and training center for governmental leaders located on a 14-acre (57,000 m2) campus near the center of Charlottesville, Virginia, less than a mile from University of Virginia.

Stiles currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland, with his wife Lisa and their three daughters, Alexandra, Madison, and Chase.

Annapolis, Maryland Capital of Maryland

Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County. Situated on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Severn River, 25 miles (40 km) south of Baltimore and about 30 miles (50 km) east of Washington, D.C., Annapolis is part of the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area. Its population was measured at 38,394 by the 2010 census.

Stiles retired effective 1 November 2014. [1]

Awards and decorations

Stiles has been awarded the following personal decorations:

NOAA Meritorious Service Medal.png NOAA Corps Meritorious Service Medal [2]
NOAA Corps Commendation.JPG NOAA Commendation Medal [3]

See also

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration An American scientific agency within the US Department of Commerce that focuses on the oceans and the atmosphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.


  1. "CYBERFLASH". NOAA Corps Commissioned Personnel Center. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  2. "CYBERFLASH". NOAA Corps Commissioned Personnel Center. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2015.
  3. "CYBERFLASH" (PDF). NOAA Corps Commissioned Personnel Center. 10 February 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2015.