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Col Michael L. Carter, USMC
Director of Warfighting and Associate Dean
Marine Corps University, South Street, Quantico, VA 22134, Phone: (703) 432-5488,
CSC | Col Michael L. Carter, USMC
Colonel Carter is the Director of Warfighting and Associate Dean for Command and Staff College, Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. In combat Colonel Carter has served as the Battalion Logistics Officer for Task Force Mogadishu and Task Force Bardera in Somalia during Operation RESTORE HOPE and as the Officer in Charge/Senior Advisor for Embedded Training Team 4-1 advising an Afghan National Army battalion in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. While assigned to the J-3/Joint Staff, he participated in Operation NOBLE EAGLE in defense of the United States homeland and supported numerous special missions involving continuity of the government and presidency, crisis and current operations, strategic watch, and nuclear/special weapons command and control. He was the Director of the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch overseeing the developmental testing of the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. He taught ground, mechanized, and amphibious tactics as the Marine Corps’ Assault Amphibian School, and he was a platoon commander at the Officer Candidates School. He commanded at the platoon, company, and battalion level. His battalion command tour was with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division—the only combined arms battalion in the Marine Corps.
Colonel Carter holds a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College, a Master of Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science from San Diego State University. 
Areas of Interest:
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Marine Corps Ground Operations
  • National Security and Strategic Studies
  • Operational and Strategic Planning