Captain John Carley is a native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in La Crosse, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s in Business Marketing in May 2010 and was commissioned in December 2011.
After completing The Basic School and Infantry Officer Course, Captain Carley was assigned to Company B, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Marine Division in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Shortly after he reported to and graduated from Light Armored Reconnaissance Leaders Course at School of Infantry West, Camp Pendleton. From March 2013 to March 2017, he served as Platoon Commander and Foreign Security Force Advisor. During this time, he deployed in support of Marine Forces North Theater Security Cooperation Detachment 16.1.
After a short period in the Individual Ready Reserve, Captain Carley next reported to Company G, 2d Battalion, 24th Marines, 23d Marine Regiment in Madison, Wisconsin. From November 2017 to January 2019 he served as Weapons Platoon Commander and Fire Support Team Leader. During this time, he led his platoon and coordinated fires during Mountain Exercise aboard Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, California. From January 2019 to April 2019, Captain Carley served as Company Executive Officer and Fire Support Team Leader.
His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service, and National Defense ribbon.
Captain Carley is a graduate of Fire Support Coordination Course, Marine Advisor Course, Light Armored Reconnaissance Leaders Course, Tactical Air Control Party Primer Course, Water Survival Advanced, and Watch Officer Course. He is currently a student at Non-Resident Expeditionary Warfare School Distance Education Program.
Captain Carley assumed his current duties in April 2019.
He works as a Project Manager and Consultant for a private Maryland-based software firm. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business, Information Systems and Data Analytics degree at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.