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He received his commission through the Enlisted Commissioning Program and graduated from Norfolk State University in 1999 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Information System Technology.
His Division Officer tours include Combat Information Center Officer (CICO) on the USS DE WERT (FFG 45) and Navigator on the USS JUNEAU (LPD 10). As the Department Head, he was Chief Engineer on the USS PATRIOT (MCM 7) and First Lieutenant on the USS ESSEX (LHD 2). He then served as Executive Officer and fleeted up to be Commanding Officer on the USS GUARDIAN (MCM 5). He also served as Executive Officer and fleeted up in November 2016 taking the responsibility as Commanding Officer on the USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50)
Commander Carter served ashore as Battle Watch Captain and Maritime Homeland Defense Planner (N35) on the staff of U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND. Following his shore tour, he completed a Master of Science in Information System Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and Phase I of his Joint Professional Military Education.
He has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (five awards) and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.
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