Ambassador Carter has had a distinguished career as both an aviator and national security professional. With over 10,000 flying hours as a military and commercial pilot, Ambassador Carter served as a military instructor and flight examiner on worldwide missions and later flew three aircraft types for USAirways, attaining the position of B-737 Captain. Further, he performed duties in national security positions at the highest levels within the White House, U.S. Senate and Department of Defense. He holds a BS degree from the University of Memphis and a MA degree from Georgetown University. Ambassador Carter hails from Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.