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James Cardo

South Carolina Ambassador

Jim Cardo

Name: James Johnson Cardo Jr.
Hometown: Johns Island

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Business Position:  President

Business Name:  Independent Lighting and Design,  

Civilian Education: B.A.- History, The Citadel  

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: Past President, Showroom Division of the American Lighting Association; Past President, Charlotte Chapter, Illuminating Engineering Society; Carolina Freedom Foundation; Mecklenburg County Vietnam Memorial Committee   Military Retirement Rank and Date, Service and Key Positions:  Retired: COL, 1999; Commander,552nd Transportation Co. RVN; Supply & Services Officer, 46th Support Group, 1st Corps Support Command; Commander, Co. A, 1/485th Regt, 3rd Bde (IN), 108th Div. (Tng); S-3, HQ 3rd Brigade, 108th Div. (Tng); Assistant Inspector General, 108th Div. (Tng); Commander, 3rd Battalion 323 Regt, 1st Bde, 108th Div. (Tng); Comptroller, 108th Div. (Tng); Commandant, 120th USAR School; DCSIM, 108thDiv. (Tng),;DCSPER, 108th Div (Tng); Asst. Division Commander, 108th Div. (Tng)  

Name of Spouse and Children: Wife- Lynda, Children- James and Rebecca  

Army Reserve Ambassador James J. Cardo is President of Independent Lighting & Design. He designs lighting for commercial, industrial, and church projects all over the Southeast. He holds a BA in History from The Citadel and is a graduate of the Army War College. Ambassador Cardo served thirty years in the Army, both on active duty and in the reserves.  He is active in a number of community organizations, including the Carolina Freedom Foundation, and the Mecklenburg County Vietnam Memorial Committee.