Number of Years of Service: 22
Branch: Quartermaster Corps
Born: May 8, 1938
Retired: May 1978
Deceased: May 23, 2011
Wife’s Name: Gloria; Children: 2 Daughters (one is a LTC on active duty with the US Army)
City and State: Prince George, Virginia
Awards: Certificate of Achievement (USA TAS Cmd Eur), Certificate of Achievement (USA Eur & 7th Army), Master Parachutist Badge, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal w/1 OLC, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 OLC, Bronze Star Medal.
Civilian/Military Education: Infantry Officer Candidate School, Quartermaster Basic Course, Quartermaster Advanced Course, DoD Defense Race Relations Institute / Instructor Course; BS in Business and Management, University of Maryland; AA in Law Enforcement, University of Maryland.
Summary of Assignments: Entered the Army in 1957, served as an enlisted man for 12 years and was promoted to Sergeant prior to going to Officer Candidate School. 1957-58, 504th Airborne Brigade, Ft. Bragg, NC; 1958-59, 187th Airborne Brigade, Ft. Campbell, KY; 1959-60, 501st Airborne Brigade, Ft. Bragg, NC; 1960-61, 82nd PM&AD, Ft. Bragg, NC; 1961-62, HHC, 1st Special Forces Group, Okinawa; 1962-63, US Army QM, Okinawa; 1963-65, 41st Co. 4th Battalion, Ft. Benning, GA; 1965-66, OCS, Ft. Benning, GA; 1966-67, 623rd Airdrop Co. Ft. Bragg, NC and Vietnam; 1967-69, Airdrop Laboratory, Natick, MA; 1970-72, Parachute Rigger School, Ft. Lee, VA.; 1970-72, Company Commander, Ft. Lee, VA.; 1972-73, Battalion Executive Officer, QM Brigade, Ft. Lee, VA.; 1973-75, Race Relations/EO, US Army, CEGE, Germany; 1975-77, Chief, Race Relations/Equal Opportunity Staff Officer of the 21st Support Command, U.S. Army, Germany. In this latter position, he managed and directed the implementation of the Command’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Program. The program supported a work force in excess of 33,000 personnel (active duty service members, military family members, U.S. civilian employees, German and Polish citizens).
Jobs/Professions Following the Military: Since retiring in 1978, he has worked as a licensed consultant providing technical assistance and advice to an attorney and employees in the Federal and private sector work force. As a trained and certified federal investigator, he investigated complaints and grievances alleging equal employment opportunity discrimination. As a Federal employee, Carey has worked for the Department of Labor as an Equal Employment Compliance Specialist (1980-82) where he conducted compliance reviews and investigated complaints of discrimination filed against Federal contractors. Carey worked as an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office, Richmond, VA, where he investigated complaints of discrimination that were in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Equal Pay Act, and Age Discrimination Employment Act.
He worked for the Department of Defense, US Army, the Troop Support Agency, and the Defense Commissary Agency from 1985-2000. He served in numerous positions, such as the Federal Women Program Manager, Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, and Executive Officer for the Troop Support Agency and Defense Commissary Agency.
Carey left the Government in June 2000 to own and operate his own marketing and communications consultant business. He provides communications services and products to both residential and commercial customers. He prides himself for saving people money and assisting people in making an unlimited income working part or full-time.
He is a member of the 555th Parachute Infantry Association, Jesse J. Mayes Tri-Cities 555th Airborne Chapter and has been President of this Association from 2007 to the present.