And last but definitely not least! Our Team #8 Female racer! Big thanks and credit to SLOWHATCH for research finds!
MEET Major TARA CARR, US ArmyWife. Mother. Athlete. Paratrooper. Army Officer. Linguist.BIO:
née Tara Sue Buonaiuto
Originally from New Milford, Conn.
Graduated New Milford High School in 1996.
Enlisted in the US Army as a Chinese Interrogator 97E
Basic Training at Fort Jackson, S.C
Attended the Defense Language Institute/Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., for a 68-week course Chinese Mandarin
U.S. Army Airborne school at Fort Benning, Ga (Paratrooper)
Officer training (basic and advanced courses) at Fort Jackson, S.C.
Married her husband (previous rank of Lt Col., current unknown) Scott Anthony (Tony) Carr in May 2004. He is a West Point Graduate 1986, served in Afghanistan.
Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii's Military Recognition Luncheon 2005 Tara and Tony, photo by Byron Lee
Her Assignments up to 2009 included:Ansbach, Germany
, as the executive officer for Charlie Detachment, 510th Personnel Services Battalion; platoon leader for 4th platoon, 510th Postal Company in Vicenza, Italy
; plans and operations officer for the United States Pacific20Command, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii; 25th Infantry Division Special Troops Battalion S-1, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Alpha Company commander, U.S. Army NATO, Naples, Italy
, Chinese foreign area officer within China
Started a family, has 4 beautiful children!
In Dec 2013 she graduated
from the Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) in Monterey, California
with the degree of Master of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, the Pacific)
Currently she and Tony are stationed in Northern Virginia.
other bits and pieces:
(pics are thumbnails--click-click for full size)
Interesting article from Hawaii
when Tony was in Afghanistan. Interesting because it is all from the spouse at home point of view, no mention of her own Army career.
Running during a NATO posting? Flag is that of the NATO chevron (via Slowhatch!)Very happy to welcome this incredibly accomplished woman to our TAR Family! Can't wait to see her in action!