U.S. Army Deploys New General Counsel, Brad Carson

Shannon Green
Corporate Counsel
March 5, 2012

The U.S. Army has a new army of one in its law department. Brad Carson was sworn in as general counsel of the Department of the Army last month, following his nomination by President Barack Obama and unanimous confirmation by the Senate.

In his swearing-in ceremony, Carson said, “I’m very humbled to serve in this position and will strive to maintain the faith of the American people and the Department of the Army.”

As the Army’s chief legal officer, Carson will be legal adviser to Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal. He will also have responsibility for management and oversight of the worldwide Army Ethics Program.

Carson, 44, brings an arsenal of expertise to the post—including experience in both the public and private sectors.

From 1997 to 1998, he was a White House fellow and worked as a special assistant at the Department of Defense. Carson was awarded the Bronze Star for his 2009-2010 military service as an intelligence officer with the U.S. Navy. He worked with the Army’s 84th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion at bases in Iraq, investigating bombsites and activities related to improvised explosive devices.

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