1966 graduate elected Alumni Association president
Retired Air Force Col. Edward B. Carter of Dorchester has been elected the new president of The Citadel Alumni Association. He replaces Gary Durante whose term ended in November.
A native of North Charleston, Carter is a 1966 graduate of The Citadel where he earned a degree in political science. He received his master of science in aeronautical science management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
"The South Carolina Corps of Cadets has a rich history spanning some 166 years. I look forward to highlighting the many accomplishments of individual alumni as well as emphasizing the events that have shaped The Citadel's development," Carter said.
During his time in the Air Force, Carter served in various command positions including commander of the 8th Fighter Wing “Wolf pack” in the Republic of Korea. He has more than 4,000 hours of single-seat fighter time in the F-100, A-7, A-4, A-10, and F-16 aircraft. He has two combat tours in Vietnam and was stationed in Texas, South Carolina, New Zealand, Arizona, Virginia, Florida, the Pentagon and Korea. After he retired, Carter served as airports manager, deputy county administrator and county administrator for Dorchester County. Carter is currently a state certified general real estate appraiser with Appraisal Services of South Carolina, Inc
He is active in several community organizations including the Greater Summerville-Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors for the Veterans Trust Fund of South Carolina and the Board of Advisors at First National Bank of South Carolina. Carter also has been a Citadel Alumni Association Club President as well as a member of the CAA Executive Committee and CAA Board of Directors. He is currently associated with Appraisal Services of S.C. Inc., in Summerville.