Vice President, Council/Chapter; Member Support, Military Officers Association of America
Jim Carman served as a Navy pilot for nearly 25 years. His military career was highlighted by command of a maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadron deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and command of a maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft wing deployed throughout the Pacific Rim, Indian Ocean, and the Persian Gulf.
His service in Washington, D.C. includes three years in the Executive Office of the President as Assistant National Security Advisor to the Vice President, initially serving Vice President Dan Quayle and later reappointed by Vice President Al Gore. In this assignment, he planned and participated in significant bilateral discussions with Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, South Africa and Canada.
After leaving active duty, Jim initially served as an Airline Transport Pilot with American Airlines where he qualified in the Boeing 737-800 new generation aircraft and later as a Career and Talent Management Consultant with Right Management, the talent management element of the Manpower Group. He also founded and led a career management consulting practice based in Washington, D.C. where he mentored hundreds of clients through career transition and professional development.
He joined the Military Officers Association of America in 2012 and now serves as Vice President of Council/Chapter and Member Support, with responsibility for all MOAA membership services and member retention. Under his leadership MOAA earned the 2012 and 2015 Summit Award from the American Society of Association Executives, recognizing impactful community service initiatives among their 9,300 member organizations.
Jim has also earned graduate degrees in national security studies and business management, and completed the Senior Executive Training Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.