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Command Chief Warrant Chief Warrant Officer Gary Carter serves as the Rhode Island Command Chief Warrant Officer to the Adjutant General of Rhode Island on all matters pertaining to Warrant Officer related Army National Guard programs, policies, operations, and management.

As the Command Chief Warrant Officer for the State of Rhode Island. He serves as the senior-ranking ARNG warrant officer to the Adjutant General for a variety of matters primarily pertaining to policies and actions affecting the Warrant Officer Corps.

CW5 Carter began his military career in the USAF in 1982. He was assigned to the 33rd TAC Fighter Wing, 59th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, stationed at Eglin AFB FL. There he served as a crew chief on F-15 aircraft and was later assigned as the dedicated crew chief to the Wing Commanders aircraft. Upon completion of his active duty obligation, CW5 Carter received a conditional release from the Air Force to the Rhode Island Army National Guard in 1986. CW5 Carter entered the RIARNG assigned to 1/126 AVN BN as a 68B, aircraft engine mechanic. In December 1988, CW5 Carter reported to Fort Rucker, AL. to attend WOCS immediately followed by the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, where he graduated in January, 1990 with honors. CW5 Carter returned to B Co. 1/126 AVN as an AH-1 aviator.

Assignments November 1982 – September 1986, Aircraft Mechanic, 33rd TAC Fighter Wing, 59th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
October 1986 – December 1988, Aircraft Engine Mechanic, 1/126 AVN BTN
December 1988 – January 1990, IERW, Fort Rucker AL.
January 1990 – September 1995, Aviator, B Co. 1/126 AVN
September 1995 – May 2001, ALSE Off, AVN Maintenance Off, Instructor Pilot, TRP E, 5/117 CAV
May 1995 – October 2007, Senior IP/IFE/Maintenance Officer/Commander, Detachment 23 OSACOM
November 2007 – June 2008, Tactical Operations Officer, D Co. 126th AVN TAC
June 2008 – present, Senior IP/IFE/Maintenance Officer/Commander, Detachment 23 OSACOM and CCWO RIARNG

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Meritorious Service Medal(with 1 oak leaf cluster
Air Medal (with numeral 3)
ARCOM
AAM (with 3 oak leaf clusters)
Air Force Good conduct Medal
ARCAM
National Defense Medal (with 2 bronze star)
Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 bronze star)
War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
War on Terrorism service Medal
RIARNG Defense Service Medal (with Bronze hour glass)
RIARNG Overseas Training Medal
RIARNG Service Medal (with "x" "V" device)
RIARNG Recruiting Medal (with two oak leaf clusters

Effective Date Of Promotion
WO1 - 11 January, 1990
CW2 - 09 April, 1992
CW3 - 28 April, 1998
CW4 - 26 February, 2004
CW5 - 04 December, 2009