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Michael Cardarelli

Michael Cardarelli, American federal agency administrator, retired military officer. Decorated Bronze Star; named Outstanding Young Man of America, local Chamber of Commerce, 1980. Officer in charge Family Support Group, Schofield Barracks, 1985-1986; member Project Out-Reach, Harvard University, 1988-1989. Member Association Graduates West Point (class trustee 1990), Association United States Army, Harvard Club.

Background

  • Cardarelli, Michael was born on February 22, 1958 in Junction City, Kansas, United States. Son of Robert Joseph and Harui (Sugiwara) Cardarelli.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1980. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1989. Master of Business Administration, Stanford University Graduate School.

      Grad, Advanced Management Program, Wharton School, University Pennsylvania.

    Career

    • Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Army, 1980, advanced through grades to captain, 1984. Platoon leader 82nd Airborn Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1981, executive officer, 1981-1982, 83-84, assistant operations officer, 1982-1983, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Bks, Hawaii, 1984-1985, company Commander, 1985-1986. Military aide to Commander United States Pacific Command (USPACCOM), Camp Smith, 1987-1988.

      Member staff and faculty United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, since 1989. Director medical & health affairs Department Army, United States Department Defense, Washington. Deputy chief of staff United States Department Veterans Affairs, 2009—2010, acting deputy under secretary for benefits Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), since 2010.

    Membership

    Officer in charge Family Support Group, Schofield Barracks, 1985-1986. Member Project Out-Reach, Harvard University, 1988-1989. Member Association Graduates West Point (class trustee 1990), Association United States Army, Harvard Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, skiing, golf.

    Connections

    • Married Debra Malvene Lewis, October 12, 1984.
    • father: Robert Joseph Cardarelli
    • mother: Harui (Sugiwara) Cardarelli
    • spouse: Debra Malvene Lewis
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    Born February 22, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1980
      United States Military Academy
    • 1989
      Harvard University
    • 1980
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army
    • 1981
      platoon leader, 82nd Airborn Division
      Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984 - 1985
      platoon leader, 82nd Airborn Division
      Hawaii, United States
    • 1984
      Commissioned 2nd lieutenant United States Army
    • 1985 - 1986
      platoon leader, 82nd Airborn Division
    • 1987 - 1988
      military aide to Commander United States Pacific Command (USPACCOM)
    • 1989
      member, staff and faculty United States Military Academy
      West Point, Mississippi, United States
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