The Chief Executive Network for Manufacturing of the Capital Region (CEN) is a not-for-profit member organization for manufacturing businesses in the local area. CEN provides help in many different areas for its members, including manufacturing, marketing, purchasing, personnel, and more.
As a sponsor of CEN’s Annual Dinner on February 28, 2017, our Firm associates proudly joined other manufacturing leaders and area business leaders in saluting this year’s keynote speaker, Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
“It was a real highlight of my business career to hear Staff Sergeant Carter speak. For CEN to bring in someone who was honored by the President of the United States in the name of U.S. Congress with the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be received was a real testament to the organization’s ability to captivate and engage its membership in issues beyond the Capital Region,” said TBC partner Joe Hanlon, an active participant of CEN.
Carter was awarded this honor for his actions at the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in which he distinguished himself with courageous behavior and braveness while in combat for the U.S. Army.
Carter first enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1998, and after serving two training deployments, he was honorably discharged in 2002. He then enlisted in the Army in 2008 and was deployed to Afghanistan. After being deployed a second time in 2012, he left active duty in 2014. Hanlon said the speech focused on educating the audience on the severity of post-traumatic stress. Carter emphasized that it is not a disorder but your body’s response to extreme stress and is a very treatable condition when diagnosed. He called on the audience to support veteran causes that work to assist veterans diagnose and recover from the condition, which he currently works on as well.