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LTC (Ret.) Edward Carnes

LTC (R) Edward Carnes joined the Army in 1965 and was commissioned through OCS in 1968. During his 23 years of service, he served in numerous command and staff assignments throughout the United States, Vietnam, Korea and Germany. Making a brilliant career change, he requested a branch transfer from Aviation to Signal in 1972 and quickly went to work adding his mark to the Regiment by fulfilling roles as the Communications Officer in the 1-13th Tank Battalion and later as an Assistant Division Signal Officer. LTC Carnesí final active duty assignment was as the assistant project manager for the integration of Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE). He had the tremendous responsibility for the for the deployment, force modernization, fielding and training of MSE to Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Signal units. He retired from Active Duty in 1988. His post retirement activities kept him active in communications in the area of Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. His involvement in this community is marked by service. He was actively involved in the reactivation of the LTG Alfred J. Mallette Chapter of the Signal Corps Regimental Association where he still holds the Treasurer position and is a recipient of the associationís highest award, the Silver Order of Mercury. He has served on the Fort Monmouth Chapter of AUSA Board of Directors for the past five years, and has helped raise over one and a half million dollars in the community for scholarships and other worthwhile programs. In 1999, for his valorous actions in Vietnam, the Fort Jackson Basic Training Facility was named in his honor. For his lasting legacy to the Signal Corps and the U.S. Army, LTC (R) Edward Carnes was appointed as a Distinguished Member in 2009.

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