"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
Monday, October 25, 2010
Check out the FAOA website for more information! I am very excited for this event! Make sure to sign up soon!
What is one question you have about the current state of the Defense Attache System?
There is still time to register for the next FAOA lunch
eon which promises to be another great event! DEADLINE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED TO 28OCT
Brigadier General Robert A. Carr, USA
Director, Defense Counterintelligence and Human Intelligence Center
Topic: FAOs and the Defense Attache System
Brigadier General Robert A. Carr was commissioned through an ROTC program at Stetson University in 1980. He earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Master of Science in Strategy from the United States Army War College. His military education includes the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. Before coming to the DCHC, Brigadier General Carr served as the J-2 for the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF),USFOR-A, in Afghanistan from January 2009 to September 2009, and held several significant staff and command positions during his career.
His staff assignments include: S-3 of the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, Md., from June 1993 to 1995; Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff of Information Operations (G-3) for the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Fort Belvoir, Va., from June 2000 to July 2001; Chief J2 of Stabilization Force (SFOR), Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia-Herzegovina from July 2002 to 2003; Assistant Director for Intelligence (J-2) for The Joint Staff in Washington, D.C., from September 2005 to August 2007, and as the Director for Intelligence (J-2) for U.S. European Command in Germany until January 2009.
His command assignments include: Chief of Staff, J-3 Operations and Deputy Commander of 713th Military Intelligence Group, INSCOM at Menwith Hill Station, UK, from July 1995 to August 1997, and Commander of the 721stMilitary Intelligence Battalion, 702nd Military Intelligence Group, INSCOM, from June 1998 to June 2000. He returned to Fort Gordon in July of 2003 and served as the dual-hatted commander of the Gordon Regional Security Operations Center, transitioned to NSA-Georgia, 116th Military Intelligence Group until July 2005.
His personal awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachutist Badge and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.