Gregory M. Huet, 61, a career Naval officer is running for the Middletown Town Council for the first time, saying he’ll be an advocate for affordable housing and education, among his priorities.

Huet  retired as a Naval Captain in 2011, after 26 years in the Navy.

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Here are Huet’s answers to our questions:

Government/political history

Current office: None.

Previous political/government elected offices held, and years: None.

Previous or current appointed government positions (including boards and commissions): Commissioned Naval Officer, U.S. Navy, 1985- 2011.

Political Party Affiliation in 2020: Unaffiliated. 

Previous political party affiliation if different from above: Registered Republican and Registered Democrat.

If elected my three top goals are:

  • West Side Development
  • Affordable Housing 
  • Improving Education.

Employment and Education

Current employment, including title, is: CAPT, USN (Ret.) 

Schools and degrees:

  • Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, WVA, BS, Marketing and Management 1981
  • Gannon University, Erie, PA, MS, Health Services Administration 1984
  • USMC Command & Staff College, Quantico, VA, MMS, Military Studies 2000

Professional organizations:

  • American College of Healthcare Executives, LFACHE

Awards of recognitions associated with work:

  • Legion of Merit with two gold stars
  • Meritorious Service Medal with one gold star 
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with three gold stars
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star
  • Presidential Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation 
  • National Defense Service Medal with one gold star
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Medal
  • Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
  • Navy Arctic Service Ribbon
  • Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Pistol Marksmanship Ribbon. 

Community

  • Knights of Columbus #256, Middletown/Newport. Served as Grand Knight, Columbus Club President and currently serves as a Trustee.
  • General Rosecrans Assembly #1058, Middletown, served as Faithful Navigator and currently serves as Chairman, Scholarship Committee and as an Officer holder.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4487 Middletown, Life Member, currently serves as Trustee.
  • Seven Castles Scholarship Committee, Newport, Member.
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians, Newport, Member
  • Elks Lodge# 104, Newport, Member 
  • Citizens Exploring School Unification, Middletown, Founding Member.