Total Career Success – Colonel Curtis Carver, PhD, West Point Vice Dean on Developing & Inspiring America’s Leaders

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December 7, 2009 Show Features Colonel Curtis Carver, PhD, West Point Vice Dean on educating, training and inspiring America’s leaders. The tradition of the Army’s academy is well respected around the world for producing leaders not only for their military service, but for their contributions to civilian careers upon retirement.

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Having assisted many retired military in career development and transition, we have great appreciation for the high quality training and education they receive whether in the academy or as a non-officer.

Colonel Curtis Carver, PhD, Vice Dean for Education at West Point, will be featured on Total Career Success, an Internet show on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, at 11 a.m. Central on Monday, December 7. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide job search assistance and career development. Some of America’s brightest and best leaders are trained in the military. The tradition of the Army’s academy is well respected around the world for producing leaders not only for their military service, but for their contributions to civilian careers upon retirement. Colonel Carver will share some of the Academy’s secrets to educating, training and inspiring cadets for their roles as leaders.

Colonel Carver has twenty-six years of service in the Army to the nation. He has served in many assignments that span the world including five years in Italy, one year in Korea, and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently serves as the Vice Dean for Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Colonel Carver’s undergraduate degree is from West Point and his graduate degrees in computer science are from Texas A&M University. His work on web-based courseware and adaptive interfaces has been invited for exhibit in the Ars Electronica Center in Graz, Austria as the course of the future. He is an author and keynote speaker on technical and inspirational leadership. In May of 2010, Colonel Carver will transition will assume the role of Vice Chancellor and CIO of 35 universities and colleges for Georgia.

Show co-host Sheryl Dawson shared, “Having assisted many retired military in career development and transition, we have great appreciation for the high quality training and education they receive whether in the academy or as a non-officer.”

Co-host Ken Dawson added, “Regardless of service branch, our military provides our country with exceptional leaders both while in the service and after transition. We can learn a lot from the educational priorities and methods of the Academy for our educational institutions and in organizations.”

Dawson added, “Colonel Carver is an accomplished officer in his field of information technology as well as in education. His expertise not only informs but inspires. Be sure to listen in for leadership insights you can apply personally.”

The show will air live at 11 a.m. - noon Central on December 7, 2009. To listen, please visit Voiceamerica.com and search for Total Career Success. The archived show will be available for replay or download at the Total Career Success website, or from iTunes http://www.itunes.com/podcast?id=311541702

About Colonel Curtis Carver, PhD

Curtis A. Carver Jr. is a career Army Colonel with twenty-six years of service to the nation. He has served in many assignments that span the world including five years in Italy, one year in Korea, and deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq. He currently serves as the Vice Dean for Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In May of 2010, Colonel Carver will transition will assume the role of Vice Chancellor and CIO of 35 universities and colleges for Georgia.

Colonel Carver’s undergraduate degree is from West Point and his graduate degrees in computer science are from Texas A&M University. He is an author and keynote speaker on technical and inspirational leadership at Chief Information Officer (CIO) Executive Summits and civilian events across the country. COL Carver has built several software systems with the most notable being Adaptive Information Systems (AIS), the Army’s Tactical Web (TACWEB), and the joint services Dynamic Planning and Assessment System (DPASS) systems utilized in the classroom and in operational command including in Afghanistan. He has served on a number of external advisory boards including the Computer Science Accreditation Board, CIO Summits of America, Federal Information Systems Security Educator’s Association (FISSEA) and the Federal Information Assurance Conference. He is a computer science accreditation commissioner, mentor, and team chair.

Outside the classroom, COL Carver is active in student activities working with the West Point’s women soccer team, as head of the values education team for approximately 100 students, as foster parents of approximately 45 students, and in a number of church-based activities. He has been recognized for his contributions to the community and is the recipient of many awards including the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, and NATO Medal. His academic awards include American Council of Education Fellow, Evanta Outstanding National Leadership Award, FISSEA Educator of the Year, ACM Senior Member, and IEEE Senior Member. His work on web-based courseware and adaptive interfaces has been invited for exhibit in the Ars Electronica Center in Graz, Austria as the course of the future. For more information, visit usma.edu

About Total Career Success

Total Career Success is broadcast on VoiceAmerica, the world leader in Internet Talk Radio, and syndicated on World Talk Radio; the show aims to engage listeners in new ways of thinking about their potential, their goals, and their future. The show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. They have served corporations in outplacement and career development as well as talent management optimization for 30 years in their consulting firm Dawson Consulting Group. The show presents guests who are experts in their fields to share the lessons they have learned in succeeding in their various areas of excellence and to discuss tips about a broad range of career development issues, from specific career opportunities, to industries and workplace changes, to financial and advancement considerations.

For more information, visit betterjobbetterlife.com and dawsonconsultinggroup.com

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