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Release No: 106-95
March 06, 1995

MAJ. GEN. SHIRLEY M. CARPENTER APPOINTED AS MILITARY EXECUTIVE TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

MILITARY EXECUTIVE TO RESERVE FORCES POLICY BOARD

Secretary of Defense William Perry has announced the appointment of Air Force Reserve Maj. Gen. Shirley M. Carpenter as military executive to the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) effective March 1, 1995. Carpenter currently serves as mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.

In the non-voting position, General Carpenter will serve as military advisor to the RFPB chairman as an executive officer of the board. He succeeds Army National Guard Maj. Gen. William A. Navas, Jr.

The 24-member Reserve Forces Policy Board was created by Congress in 1952. Acting through the assistant secretary of defense for reserve affairs, the board serves as the principle policy advisor to the secretary of defense on reserve component matters. Members include the assistant secretary responsible for reserve affairs from each of the military departments, and active and reserve component general and flag officers representing all services, including the Coast Guard.

General Carpenter's civilian education includes both bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. Civic affiliations include membership in the Air Force Association, Airlifters Association, Reserve Officers Association, Order of the Daedalians, and National War College Alumni Association. His 33-year career spans a variety of flying, staff and command positions, with the majority of his time spent in military airlift operations. Prior to his current position, he served as mobilization assistant to the commander, Military Airlift Command, and commander, Air Force Reserve.

The general's military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Air Force Commendation Medal.

In civilian life, Carpenter serves as a check airman for TransWorld Airlines. He and spouse, Ruth, reside in Holicong, Pa., with their four children.


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