Marv McWherter, CDR, SC, USN, Ret.

Commander Marv McWherter, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, retired from the Navy in 1989 after 21 years active service.  He spent his childhood in north central Illinois, graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1968, and began his naval career in Officer Candidate School in Newport R.I.  After attending Naval Supply Corps School he reported to the USS Eversole (DD-789) as Supply Officer.  Subsequent assignments included Contracts Officer, Naval Electronic Supply Office; Control Division Head, Naval Air Station Bermuda; Contracts Division Head, Naval Weapons Center China Lake; Assistant Supply Officer, USS Mars (AFS-1); Executive Assistant, Naval Material Command; Commander, Defense Contract Administration Management Area, San Diego; and Executive Officer, Naval Regional Contracting Center, San Diego.

Commander McWherter received his masters degree in Contracts and Acquisition from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterrey, in 1979.  He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal w/ Gold Star, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and numerous other citations.

Since his retirement, Commander McWherter has worked as a government contracts consultant, an automotive service advisor, and a sales executive in the newspaper business.  He retired in October, 2009, and currently resides with his wife Joyce in Mebane, NC.   He has been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars since 2004 and currently serves as Quartermaster for Chapel Hill Post 9100.

 VFW Honors

  • Post Quartermaster
  • All State Team Quartermaster 2009-2010
  • All State Team Quartermaster 2011-2012



Marv was the ideal veteran who gave his all to support the VFW and American Legion to the very end. I am proud to have been associated with him. Jim Stallings

I remember Marv well and appreciate all that he has contributed to the VFW and District 6. Praying for his family and Post 9100.

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