American Legion Post 109
Welcomes Lt. Col (Ret.) Chris Carter
As Hart County High School’s new JROTC Commander, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Chris Carter brings a wealth of experience and a vast array of worldly knowledge to these young cadets. We are much honored to have him join the ranks of American Legion Post 109, as well. Though born in Naples, FL, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Carter was raised in Athens, GA. He entered into a long family history of military service members during his junior year of high school. After high school and basic training graduation, the University of Georgia proudly welcomed him to their ROTC program and he was awarded his commission as an Infantry Officer in 1995. Upon completion of Ranger School, he served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Mortar Platoon Leader, and One Station Unit Training Commander. He commanded the A/3-7 Infantry during the Invasion of Iraq and, later served as an advisor to the Georgia Army National Guard. He completed his Master’s in Adult Education from Kansas State University. He has served three tours of duty in Iraq in leadership positions. Among others, he is the proud recipient of the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Expert Infantry Badge, Ranger tab, and Senior Parachute Wings.
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Carter’s lists of military and academic achievements add greatly to the membership of our American Legion Post. We are proud to welcome him, his wife Celeste, and three sons to our community.Click to add text, images, and other content