Green Berets, Rangers, SEALs, and More: Who and What are American Special Operations Forces? A Talk with Fletcher Military Fellow Lieutenant Colonel Bill Carty
Wednesday April 10, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
LTC Bill Carty
A native of Manchester, New Hampshire, LTC Carty has been an officer in the US Army for 21 years serving in both the Infantry and Special Forces. His formal education includes a BA in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire, where he was commissioned through ROTC in 1991. He also holds a MS in International Management from Troy State University and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He has traveled professionally to over 20 countries and speaks Thai and French.
LTC Carty was assigned to 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) as both a captain and a major and served as a Commander at the Detachment-level and Company-level and as a Battalion Executive Officer, deploying in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. He was subsequently assigned to 3d Special Forces Group (SFG) and served as Group Executive Officer, deploying as the Chief of Staff of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan. Before Fletcher, LTC Carty was assigned as Commander of 2nd Battalion, 3d SFG, where he served as the Commander of Special Operations Task Force-South (Kandahar, Afghanistan) for 11 months.
Pizza will be served!
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