Melvin H. Chiohioji, RADM USN (ret.)
President & CEO | Mele Accociates
BS, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
MBA, University of Hawai’i
Ph.D., Business Administration, George Washington University
1958, Purdue University
Wife: Pallas, Children: Wendy, Alan
Graduated from Purdue University in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. After completion of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp (R.O.T.C.) he was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy. Following active service, he served in various reserve assignments culminating in his selection to Rear Admiral in 1987. As a Rear Admiral his last position was as Commander of the Second Naval Construction Brigade, responsible for all the Seabee operations in the Atlantic and Mediterranean regions.
Chiogioji’s advanced education includes a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii in 1968, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Operations Research, from George Washington University in 1972.
A federal civil servant for 27 years, Mel served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and as Deputy Director and Construction Manager for the New Production Reactor Program at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Admiral Chiogioji is currently president and CEO of MELE Associates, a consulting firm that provides engineering, environmental, management, telecommunication, information technology and training services to federal and private sector organizations. The firm is also actively involved in developing renewable energy projects throughout the world. He is a registered professional electrical engineer, a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a life member of the Naval Reserve Association, a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the Society of American Military Engineers.
Chiogioji is listed in “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the World,” “Who’s Who in Technology,” “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry” and “American Men and Women of Science.” He had co-authored with Dr. Eleanor Oura a book entitled, “Residential and Commercial Building Energy Conservation,” and another book entitled, “Industrial Energy Conservation” – both published by Marcel Dekker, Incorporated.
Activities & Honors
Director, Triangle Education Foundation; Past Chairman, National Japanese American Memorial Foundation; Past Director, Japanese American National Museum; Past Director, Seabee Memorial Scholarship Association; Member, Purdue University ROTC Hall of Fame; Legion of Merit with gold star; Meritorious Service Medals with two gold stars; Navy Commendation Medal with gold star; Director, St. Louis School Board
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