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Carter F. Ham, American career military officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with three bronze oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit (with two bronze oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with size oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf clusters).


Ham, Carter F. was born on February 16, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, United States.


Graduate, John Carroll University, 1976. Master in National Security and Strategic Studies with distinction, United States Naval War College, 1990. Graduate, United States Air Force Air War College, 1997.


Commissioned 2d. lieutenant United States Army, 1976, advanced through grades to general, 2008. Training officer II Reserve Officer Training Corps Region 4th Basic Combat Training Brigade, 1976. Section leader Combat Support Company 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne Combat Team), 1977—1978.

S-1 (personnel) 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 4th Infantry Division, 1978—1979. Commander C Company 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 8th Infantry Division, 1979—1981. Lima area Commander Columbus District Recruiting Command, Ohio, 1982—1984.

Detachment Commander Forward Military Support Element, Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, 1984. Assistant inspector general National Training Center, Fort Irwin, 1984—1986. S-3 (air) 6th Battalion (Mechanized), 31st Infantry, 1986—1987.

Executive officer 6th Battalion (Mechanized), 52d Infantry, 1987—1989, United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1990—1993. Commander 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division, Vilseck, Germany, 1993—1995. Senior task force observer/controller Operations Group Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany, 1995—1996.

Chief of staff 1st Infantry Division, 1997—1999, Commander Fort Riley, Kansas, 2006—2007, Infantry Training Support Brigade, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1999—2001. Deputy director (J-8) United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), Tampa, Florida, 2001—2003. Deputy commanding general training and readiness United States I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington, 2003—2005.

Commander Multinational Brigade (Task Force Olympia)-North, Mosul, Iraq, 2004—2005. Deputy director regional operations (J-3) The Joint Staff, Washington, 2005—2006, director operations (J-3), 2007—2008. Commanding general United States Army Europe and & Seventh Army, since 2008.


Married Christi Ham.

Christi Ham.