Committed to Serve...
Major Melvin Whittenburg (US Army, retired) was born and raised in Columbia, SC where he graduated from C.A. Johnson High School. It was in high school where Melvin first began honing his leadership skills, working as a student school bus driver and being named the Breakfast Optimist Club of Columbia‘s “Youth of the Week” in November 1980. After high school, Melvin completed undergraduate studies at East Carolina University where he was commissioned into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. He later pursued graduate level studies at the University of Phoenix and Georgetown University.
During his military tenure, Melvin had the privilege to serve our country proudly in a number of military and humanitarian relief operations, including: Hurricane Hugo, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and the Global War on Terror.
After retiring from the Army, Melvin used his leadership ability and business acumen during a successful career with ExxonMobil Corporation, where he also devoted his time to the advisory boards of four non-profit organizations and served as the Community Outreach Chairman of the Veterans Advocacy Support Team and Black Employee Success Team until his retirement in 2017.
Although Melvin’s military and business career have taken him across the country and around the world, he has remained devoted to his beloved state of South Carolina and is currently a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Officers Association of America, and the Association of the United States Army.
Melvin is married to the former Angelina Jimenez and has two daughters, Savannah and Sydney.
Melvin T. Whittenburg is a retired Army Major. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.