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For release: 03/23/04
Release #: 04-073  

James H. Carter named Director Of Center Operations for NASA's Marshall Center

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James H. Carter has been named director of Center Operations at the Marshall Center. He has served as deputy director of Center Operations since 1999, and is now responsible for all institutional services at Marshall, which includes environmental engineering, information systems, facility maintenance and operations, protective services, occupational medicine and food services. He manages more than 1,800 civil service and contract employees.

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James H. Carter has been named director of the Center Operations Directorate at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Carter, deputy director of Center Operations since 1999, is now responsible for all institutional services at the Marshall Center, one of NASA's largest field installations with more than 6,500 civil service and contract employees and an annual budget of approximately $2.3 billion. With more than 225 specialized civil service and 1,600 contract employees, the Center Operations Directorate's services include environmental engineering, information systems, logistics, facility maintenance and operations, technical information and operations, protective services, occupational medicine and food services.

Prior to joining NASA in 1999, Carter spent 27 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, most recently as chief of the Construction Operations Readiness Division in St. Louis, Mo. There he directed a wide range of civil works projects including the civil works construction program and readiness and regulatory programs. Prior to assuming that position in 1998, he was acting deputy chief of the Construction Operations Readiness Division at Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Carter began his government career in 1972 with the Army Corps of Engineers as a civil engineer in its Vicksburg, Miss., District. He moved on to the Fort Worth (Texas) District, filling positions of increasing responsibility, including area engineer in 1989, and chief of the engineering division in 1995.

Carter earned his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La., in 1972, and his master's degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, La., in 1986.

Carter and his wife, the former Sue Bullock, have three children and reside in Huntsville.


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