Michael J. Mccarson
Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. McCarson was a Regular Army Enlisted, 6th generation Ssoldier commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry after graduation from the Infantry Officer Candidate School, June 1966. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Cum Laude) from Shaw University and Master’s Degree from George Washington University. | His military assignments include: Rifle Platoon Leader in combat with Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division; Platoon Commander in combat with the 282nd Assault Helicopter Company, 212th Combat Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade; Detachment Commander 72nd Aviation Unit (ATC), 12th Combat Aviation Group; Commander, Company C, 426th Signal Battalion, 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps; Chief of Plans, Operations, Training and Security, U.S. Army Communications Command – Panama; Commander and Director of Communications – Electronics (CE), U.S. Army Communications Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia; Director of CE, Forward Military Support Element, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, The Pentagon, with special assignment to Los Angeles, California for security of the 1984 Summer Olympics; Project Director, Concept Evaluations, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) with duty at the U.S Army Airborne and Special Operations Board, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. | His military education includes the Air/Ground Operations Course at Eglin Air Force Base, The Rotary Wing Aviator Course, The Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, The Army Management Staff College and Training on Reengineering Organizational Processes at the National Defense University. | His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star for Valor (Oak Leaf Cluster), Purple Heart, Air Medal with “7”, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry at Regimental Level and Civilian Award of the Commanders Award for Superior Civil Service. He retired as Vice President, CIBER Federal Systems, with responsibilities for major Army and Federal IT and Telecommunications Programs.