Washington, July 10, 2012 — The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that Phillip Carter has joined the Center as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow. Mr. Carter's research at CNAS will focus on reintegrating veterans into civilian life and how America can best serve its veterans, particularly in an age of fiscal austerity.
are thrilled to have Phil join our team in this capacity," said CNAS CEO
Nathaniel Fick. "As a former Army officer and veteran of the U.S. war in
Iraq, Phil is particularly well-suited to help us examine the challenges
of assimilating veterans into their communities after more
than 10 years of war. He is a superb addition to our Military, Veterans
and Society Program."
Mr. Carter currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at Caerus Associates, a strategy firm that works in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining Caerus Associates, Mr. Carter practiced government contracts and national security law at the firm of McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. He served on the Obama campaign as its national veterans director and also served in the Obama administration as the senior Pentagon official responsible for detainee policy. He is a founding member of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. Previously, Mr. Carter served nine years as an Army military police and civil affairs officer, including a year in Iraq where he advised the provincial police, judiciary and prisons in Iraq's Diyala province.
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is an independent and nonpartisan research institution that develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies. CNAS leads efforts to help inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.