LTC Adam J Carson

Professor of Military Science

LTC Adam J. Carson enlisted in the Army in 1988. He is a 1995 Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate of Western Illinois University and was commissioned as an Infantry officer.   In addition to a Bachelors of Arts degree in History, LTC Carson holds a Masters Degree in National Defense and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.   His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Infantry Mortar Leaders Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Naval Command and General Staff Officers Course, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Jumpmaster School, Military Transition Team Advisor Course, Jungle Operations Training Course, and Ranger School.  

LTC Carson’s assignments include service as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Assistant S-3, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry); Commander of the Headquarters Detachment of Combat Support Coordination Team #3, Camp Yongin, Republic of Korea; Brigade Assistant S3 (Plans), 2nd Brigade, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Airborne Rifle Company Commander, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division; Observer Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA; Team Member of the Counter Improvised Explosives Device Team, Baghdad, Iraq;   Brigade Team Chief, Embedded Transition Team to the Afghan National Security Forces, Orgun-E, Afghanistan; Squadron Executive Officer and Squadron Operations Officer, 1st Squadron, 2nd   Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. Currently LTC Carson is the Army ROTC Professor of Military Science for the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Fairbanks. LTC Carson is a veteran of multiple deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

LTC Carson’s’ major awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Master Parachutist Badge, Australian Jump Wings, Singaporean Jump Wings, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

 LTC Carson is married to the former Deana Carter, they have two children, Samuel and Lily.

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