Brigadier General Jeffrey B. McCarter assumed the duties of Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs, Office of the Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General Army Reserve Medical Command September 1, 2020.
Born in Washington, D.C., Brigadier General McCarter was raised in Oklahoma and spent three of his high school years attending Rift Valley Academy boarding school in Kijabe, Kenya while his parents served as missionaries in Northeastern Kenya. He graduated from Hilldale High School in Muskogee, Oklahoma and went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University of Oklahoma.
Commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps as a Medical Service Corps in March of 1995, Brigadier General McCarter’s first active duty assignment was with the 47th Combat Support Hospital at Fort Lewis, Washington. After serving as the DENTAC Troop Commander at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, he transitioned to the Army Reserve in March of 2000.
Brigadier General McCarter has held command positions at the Company, Battalion and Brigade level. He has served in multiple tactical and operational assignments, to include Commander of the 5th Medical Brigade, and G-3 of the 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support). He deployed as the Deputy Commander of a Provincial Reconstruction Team to Afghanistan in 2007 and again in 2018 as the Task Force Medical Commander, Operational Command Post (FWD) to Qatar. He most recently was the Commander of the First Medical Training Brigade (Training Support), Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Brigadier General McCarter earned a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and is the recipient of numerous U.S. Military awards and decorations, to include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, , the Army Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
In his civilian career, Brigadier General McCarter serves with his local church and is the Chairman of the Board for the non-profit organization Each One Feed One, International.