Volunteer Spotlight - Meet Gene Carter
Meet Gene Carter
Founding DC Metro Board Member
In early 2007, Gene Carter became OH DC Metro’s first Chairman of the Board. This follows a long history of serving military families.
Says Gene, "I feel that we all have a duty to take the stress off families of our deployed military so that the warrior can fully focus on the dangerous mission of protecting our freedom."
After 21 years in the Air Force, Gene entered the civilian workforce. Meanwhile his heart remained with military families and he turned to volunteerism. His volunteerism was truly "hands-on," personally repairing the homes of military families and leading other efforts to provide services to military families. He soon became Executive Director of a Roanoke area organization and coordinated the distribution of donated resources to military families.
After relocating to northern Virginia, Gene used his experience from Roanoke to organize an Operation Homefront DC Metro steering committee comprised of volunteers, many of whom are still serving in prominent roles. Gene also persuaded his employer – DRS Technical Services – to provide a home at its current location where the chapter has operated rent and utility free for over four years.
Gene is on the move again, this time to Atlanta, GA where he will undoubtedly continue his service to military families. Good luck, Gene, and thanks for all you have done for our troops and their families!