2022 Hall of Fame Inductee
University of Illinois at Chicago (2001)
Lt. Col. (Ret.) Jamel R. Carr was born on October 29, 1979, in Chicago, Illinois.
He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he earned his Bachelor of Art in criminal justice and participated in Army ROTC.
He commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry in 2001.
While on active duty, Carr served as a Platoon Leader within the 3rd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division where he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. He commanded the B/2-47 Infantry Company before deploying to Iraq on a Military Transition Team (MiTT) as the Team XO/S3 advising an Iraqi Light Infantry Battalion.
Carr’s active duty career culminated as a Functional Area 57 (Simulation Operations) officer who served in multiple key locations including the Joint Multinational Simulation Center in Grafenwoehr, Germany and the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea.
He served for 20 years before retiring on August 31, 2022. His military awards and accolades include the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.
After retirement, Carr returned to Cadet Command as a Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor in the Chicago school system. He also volunteers his time supporting UIC’s African American Academic Network student organization. This university sponsored program sets conditions for the success of African American students enrolled at the university. Through his partnership, he is an ambassador for SROTC and messages SROTC opportunities to college students.
About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.
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