John L. Carter, Jr. Ph.D
LPC. NCC (Retired), CADC (Retired)
Dr. Carter, the son of a retired US Army Non Commissioned officer and high school teacher mother, was born in Mississippi. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Pre-law, Washington State University; Master of Arts, Education, Pepperdine University; Master of Education, Counseling, Boston University and Doctor of Philosophy, Organizational Leadership, University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Carter is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel and Vietnam War veteran. His military education spans a wide range of training, including the Basic Infantry Officers Course, Airborne, Ranger and Special Forces Officers Courses, Military Intelligence Officers Advance Course and the Command and General Staff College. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leave Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm.
He has been involved with Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling for over twenty-five years, including assignments at the Oahu Community Correctional Facility, Honolulu, Hawaii and nineteen years with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools System in Germany and Japan. He is a National Certified Counselor (Retired), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Retired), Licensed Professional Counselor (Illinois) and a member of the American Mensa Society. He recently retired from affiliate faculty member positions at University of Phoenix-Nevada campus, Regis University, National University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Art Institute of Las Vegas.
He and his wife Martina are the proud parents of one adult married daughter, Michelle and the proud grandparents of two grandchildren, (Christian (12 years old) and, Maya
(8 years old) . Michelle, a Smith College graduate with a Master’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, is presently assigned as a Consular officer for US State Department in Johannesburg, South Africa.