Retired Feb. 1, 1991.
Brigadier General Chalmers R. Carr Jr. is inspector general, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
General Carr was born in Philadelphia in 1937, and graduated from Christ School, Arden, N.C., in 1956. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Clemson University in 1960 and a master's degree in personnel management from Central Michigan University in 1976. He completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1973, Air Command and Staff College in 1976, and the Australian Joint Service Staff College in 1980.
The general was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1960. He completed undergraduate pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, Ariz., in 1962, and remained there as a T-33 and T-37 flight instructor, and as an officer training instructor.
In 1966 General Carr was assigned to the Military Advisory Group, Thailand, as operations adviser to the Royal Thai Air Force Flying School, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. In early 1968 he served as an exchange officer with the U.S. Navy's Flying Training Squadron Seven at Meridian Naval Air Station, Miss.
He transferred to the 432nd Tactical Reconnaissance Wing, Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, in March 1971, flying F-4D Phantoms with the 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron. After completing a tour of duty as T-38 section commander at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., in 1974, General Carr was assigned to the Current Operations and Briefing Branch, Director of Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Readiness, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was assistant executive officer to the deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and readiness, from July 1977 until March 1979, when he became executive officer.
In July 1980 General Carr was assigned to Alaska, where he was commander of both King Salmon Air Base and the 5071st Air Base Squadron. He reported to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, in July 1981, and served initially as deputy commander for maintenance for the 47th Flying Training Wing before assuming command of the 47th Air Base Group in November 1982. In July 1984 he assumed command of the 3480th Technical Training Wing, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Subsequently, General Carr became the first commander of the newly established Goodfellow Technical Training Center in March 1985. In April 1986 he became director of inspection, Air Force Inspection and Safety Center, Norton Air Force Base, Calif. He assumed his present position in February 1990.
The general is a command pilot with more than 4,020 flying hours. His military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with "V" device and five oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with seven service stars and Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five oak leaf clusters.
He was promoted to brigadier general April 1, 1986, with date of rank Oct. 1, 1985.