Sunday, August 31, 2014

Carter Ham - New Interim President

Carter Ham

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Carter F. Ham
GEN Carter F.Ham 2011.jpg
Ham in March 2011
BornFebruary 16, 1952 (age 62)
PortlandOregon, U.S.[1]
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1974–2013
RankArmy-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands heldU.S. Africa Command
U.S. Army, Europe
U.S. 1st Infantry Division
Battles/wars
Operation Able Sentry (Macedonia)
Iraq War
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Carter F. Ham (born February 16, 1952) is a former United States Army general, who served as the second Commander, U.S. Africa Command. In that position, he was in command of the initial2011 military intervention in Libya.
Ham previously served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Armyfrom August 28, 2008 to March 8, 2011. Prior to that, he served as Director for Operations (J-3) at the Joint Staff from August 2007 to August 2008 and the Commanding General, U.S. 1st Infantry Division from August 2006 to August 2007, and during the Balkan crisis in the mid 1990s was the commander of "Operation Able Sentry" in Macedonia.

Early life and education[edit]

Ham was born on February 16, 1952 in Portland, Oregon, and attended Charles F. Brush High School. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the John Carroll University, as well as an M.A. inNational Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.

Career[edit]

Ham speaking to reporters during a press briefing at thePentagon in October 2005.
Ham in 2006.
Ham being sworn in as the commander of USAREUR byMichael Mullen in August 2008.
Ham enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1974 and served two years as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division before being accepted in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (Army ROTC) while attending John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. He was commissioned, as an infantry officer, as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1976. He later received his master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in NewportRhode Island as well as graduating from several military schools including the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the College of Naval Command and Staff of the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. Air Force Air War College. He is a member of the John Carroll University ROTC Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Christi, are both John Carroll University graduates.
Ham's early assignments included service at Fort Knox, Kentucky and tours of duty in Italy and Germany. After graduating from the Armor Officers Advanced Course, he was a Recruiting Area Commander in Lima, Ohio. In 1984, he served with a joint service unit in support of the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
From 1984 until 1989, Ham served as Assistant Inspector General, then as Battalion S-3 and Executive Officer with the Opposing Force at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. He attended the College of Naval Command and Staff, graduating with distinction in 1990, and was then assigned to the U.S. Army Infantry School atFort Benning, Georgia.
He served a tour as an advisor with a Saudi Arabian National Guard Brigade in Riyadh as part of OPM-SANG then returned to Fort Benning, where he was the executive officer for the Infantry School. Ham commanded the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry in Vilseck, Germany including a six-month tour with the United Nations Protection Forces in the Republic of Macedonia. Following battalion command, he was the Senior Observer/Controller of the Timberwolf Team at the Combat Maneuver Training Center, Hohenfels, Germany.
He graduated from the Air War College in 1997 then returned to Germany where he served as G-3, then Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division. From 1999 to 2001 he commanded the 29th Infantry Regiment at Fort Benning, then served as Deputy Director, J-8, United States Central Command in Tampa, Florida and Qatar. Ham was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for Training and Readiness, I Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash. in August 2003. In January 2004, he assumed command of Multinational Brigade (Task Force Olympia) – North in Mosul, Iraq serving there until February 2005. During his time in Iraq, Ham suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, which was caused by his attending the aftermath of a deadly suicide bombing at a mess hall. He later sought treatment for his condition and publicly encouraged other soldiers to do the same.[2]
Returning from Iraq, Ham served as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J-3, on The Joint Staff. Ham assumed command of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas in August 2006 and served as the Commanding General until July 2007, returning to The Joint Staff as Director for Operations, J-3. On August 28, 2008, Ham became the 34th Commander of the United States Army Europe headquartered at Campbell Barracks,Heidelberg, Germany. In 2010, General Ham served as co-chair for the comprehensive review of issues associated with the repeal of the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.[3]
The U.S. Senate, in November 2010, confirmed Ham's nomination to become the next Commander of U.S. Africa Command, headquartered at Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany.[4] He assumed the post on March 8, 2011.
Ham was in command of U.S. forces enforcing the Libyan no-fly zone, along with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear.[citation needed] Described as "in charge of the coalition effort", Ham on March 21, 2011 "said there would be coalition airstrikes on Colonel Qaddafi’s mobile air defenses and that some 80 sorties – only half of them by the United States – had been flown on Monday."[5] Admiral Locklear, aboard the flagship Mount Whitney, has tactical command of the Operation Odyssey Dawn joint taskforce.[6] "General Ham also said he had “full authority” to attack the regime’s forces if they refused to comply with President Obama’s demands that they pull back from AjdabiyaMisrata and Zawiya," according to one report. Earlier, he said that the United States was not working with the Libyan rebels. “Our mission is not to support any opposition forces,” Ham said by video feed to the Pentagonfrom his headquarters in Stuttgart.[5]
After a normal 24-month tour of duty[7] as Commander, U.S. Africa Command, General Ham was succeeded by General David M. Rodriguez.[8]General Ham retired in June 2013.[3]

Views[edit]

Ham was quoted in an online Washington Post article by Greg Miller and Craig Whitlock, posted on October 1, 2012, that, as saying, that, as a result of al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb's overtaking and capturing more territory in Mali in Africa, and possessing arms from Libya after the Libyan Civil War which overthrew Muammar Gaddafi, there is the possibility of the U.S. assisting, but not leading, counterterrorism operations done by other countries. A more radical step would be the use of drones.[9]
While speaking about the Chinese presence that was "everywhere" in Africa, Ham expressed an appreciation for the economic competition between China and the U.S. in Africa, observing that China was "very good at infrastructure development -- roads, bridges, airports, government buildings and the like -- constructed by the Chinese in -- which greatly benefits the African people."[10]

Dates of rank[edit]

Second lieutenantFirst lieutenantCaptainMajorLieutenant colonel
O-1O-2O-3O-4O-5
US Army O1 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O2 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O3 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O4 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O5 shoulderboard rotated.svg
June 2, 1976June 2, 1978August 1, 1980June 1, 1987September 1, 1992
ColonelBrigadier generalMajor generalLieutenant generalGeneral
O-6O-7O-8O-9O-10
US Army O6 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O7 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O8 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O9 shoulderboard rotated.svgUS Army O10 shoulderboard rotated.svg
April 1, 1998October 1, 2003February 1, 2005August 1, 2007August 1, 2008

Major duty assignments[edit]

Training Officer, II Reserve Officer Training Corps Region, 4th Basic Combat Training Brigade1976
Section Leader, Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry (Airborne Combat Team)1977–1978
S-1 (Personnel), 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry4th Infantry Division1978–1979
Commander, C Company, 2d Battalion, 22d Infantry, 8th Infantry Division1979–1981
Student, Armor Officer Advanced Course1981–1982
Lima Area Commander, Columbus District Recruiting Command1982–1984
Detachment Commander, Forward Military Support Element, 1984 Summer Olympics1984
Assistant Inspector General, National Training Center1984–1986
S-3 (Air), 6th Battalion (Mechanized), 31st Infantry1986–1987
Executive Officer, 1st Battalion (Mechanized), 52d Infantry1987–1989
Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Naval War College1989–1990
Executive Officer, United States Army Infantry School1990–1993
Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division1993–1995
Senior Task Force Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center1995–1996
Student, United States Air Force Air War College1996–1997
Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division1997–1999
Commander, Infantry Training Support Brigade, 29th Infantry Regiment1999–2001
Deputy Director, J-8, United States Central Command2001–2003
Deputy Commanding General for Training and Readiness, U.S. I Corps2003–2004
Commander, MNB North (Task Force Olympia) (Mosul, Iraq)2004–2005
Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff2005–2006
Commander, 1st Infantry Division2006–2007
Director for Operations (J-3), The Joint Staff2007–2008
Commanding General, U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army2008–2011
Commander, United States Africa Command2011–2013

Decorations and badges[edit]

Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit (with oak leaf cluster)
Bronze Star Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal (with silver oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal (with two oak leaf clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with three oak leaf clusters)
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Superior Unit Award (with oak leaf cluster)
Bronze star
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with two bronze service stars)
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with service star)
Bronze star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal (with two service stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 3.pngOverseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral 3)
United Nations Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Polish Army Medal in Gold (not worn)[11]
Combat Action Badge.svgCombat Action Badge
Expert Infantry Badge.svgExpert Infantryman Badge
USA Parachutist.pngBasic Parachutist Badge (United States)
RangerTab TIoH.gifRanger Tab
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svgJoint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Africom emblem 2.svgUnited States Africa Command Badge
ICorpsCSIB.jpgI Corps Combat Service Identification Badge
6 Infantry Regiment DUI.png6th US Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.jpgOverseas Service Bars.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who says? Who elected him? Is he self appointed? Where the hell did he come from? This guy just crawls out of the wood work and somebody says, "he's the new, interim president for the Republic for the united States." What's up with that. I, personally don't have any objection to the man but who elected/appointed him? All I care about is some real governance, in the form of a Republic, under the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Magna Carta and Common Law. Also, I would add the announcement/enactment of NESARA. No more democracy and corporate governance! The word democracy appears nowhere in the Constitution, Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is the blue print for the "New World Order." Bring it all on, i.e. NESARA, the Republic, Common Law and the GCR/RV. In that order or any order, as long as the GCR/RV is last with the GCR first and the RV second. That's the way this all needs to come down, as long as there is teeth (enforcement) behind it all. If there is no enforcement, to back it all up, all you have is warm and fuzzy sounding words and a whole lot of wishful thinking.

Anonymous said...

HI ALL..........JUST A QUICK COMMENT FROM ANON 2......... NICE TO SEE SOMEONE TAKING OVER......BUT.......CARTER NEEDS TO COME CLEAN WITH US ALL..... HE WAS DOING THE TREASONIST WORK OF THESE EVIL BASTARDS IN DC FOR YEARS AND APPEARS TO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THE CRAPOLA IS REALLY GOING ON.....HE SEEMS MORE INTERESTED IN SHOWING OFF HIS BADGES. ONE OF US HAS HAD A LOT OF MILITARY TRAINING AND UNDERSTANDS THAT TO GET TO THE TOP RUNG OF THE CABAL LADDER ......YOU HAVE TO BE A TRAITOR AND DEMONSTRATE IT..... HE HAS FOLLOWED THEIR ORDERS FOR MANY YEARS AND HAS POSTED SOME OF THE STUFF HE HAS DONE, WHICH DOES NOT LOOK TO COOL FOR HIM............SO......... WE ARE IN THE WAIT AND SEE MODE..... WE ALL SAY HE NEEDS TO COME OUT SWINGING WHEN HE MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AND SHOW HIS CONTEMPT TO THESE EVIL BASTARDS.... AT THIS JUNCTURE THERE CANNOT BE A MR. NICE GUY TOWARD THE ....C A B A L..........
IF HE WANTS TO PROVE HIMESELF...... LOGICALLY HE IS EITHER SETTING US ALL UP OR.....?????? YOUR GUESS!! SOMEONE ....PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO HIM AS A WAKE UP CALL.......

Anonymous said...

I have read over the resume of General Hamm and, while impressive, I have some serious concerns. Readers, understand that the USA military has NOT been serving We the People since the cabal was put in control of our 'government'. What ONCE WAS our military has been serving and following the orders of the criminal cabal in their efforts to order the military to invade sovereign nations and murder thousands if not millions of innocents. World leaders such as Colonel Gaddafi have been murdered, the US 'gov' claiming they were 'bad guys' when, in fact, those like Gaddafi were trying to do the right thing - boot the cabal out of their nation and return to the gold stand for their nation's currency, etc. Being that Gen Hamm and other USA military officers have participated in such criminal activities gives our group grave concerns. In addition, with the help of the USA military, assets of those nations were seized and rogue cabal 'governments' were put in place of the original sovereign governments of the invaded nations. The US military was not originally formed to follow the criminal orders of the criminal cabal and to commit such criminal acts on their behalf. It was formed to protect, defend and serve the people of these united States of America on our soil. General Hamm and for that matter ANY officer of the present USA military have followed the orders of the criminal cabal. How do we know that the USA military and its officers, now employed by the United Nations and the cabal, are TRULY committed to serve, defend and protect our nation rather than to use their experience, force and weaponry under orders of the New World Order and the United Nations to declare martial law in America and roundup and murder Americans?

Anonymous said...

Is this true???

Herbang said...

Honor and gratitude "salutes" and bows hands over heart

Unknown said...

You say you don't ant democracy. OK, it's not a democracy. He has the experience the country needs and he stepped up to the plate. What do you want, another inexperienced puppet with a $2000 suit and a voice coach to make you feel better? If General Ham has an agenda or a greedy need for wealth and power it will become apparent and he will be asked to step down by the people. If you know of a better individual to temporarily take the lead put him or her forward. Perhaps you think it's yourself who should hold the position. List your qualifications and the powers that be will consider it. The Universe itself operates from the principle of Monarchy. This Monarchy reigns over anarchist monarchs who assume responsibility, not authority. The anarchist is responsible to His/Her personal monarch who is responsible to the Universal Monarchy who is the Author and the ultimate Author-ity. If you have a problem with this either take it up with your personal monarch or be an anarchist with no monarch which ultimately results in chaos, the condition we are attempting to overcome...

SJS said...

The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

Navy Rear Admiral, former commander of the USS John Stennis Strike Group, Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette was also mysteriously relieved of duty, and all the brass will say is he is "under investigation" for, get this, "inappropriate leadership judgment."

Just another way of saying that the admiral dared differ with the Administration's Libya policy and perhaps openly defied Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/benghazi.asp

Truth said...

Read: 1928 UCMJ http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/manual-1927.pdf source: http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/CM-manuals.html