U.S. Coast Guard Academy
LT Mike McCarty graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997, earning his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Upon completion of The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia, he reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training in 1998 and subsequently earned his wings in 1999. As a CH-46E helicopter pilot assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 365 (HMM-365) at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, LT McCarty deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. In 2004, LT McCarty reported to the CH-46E Fleet Replacement Squadron at Camp Pendleton, California, where he served as an Instructor Pilot.
In 2006, LT McCarty was selected for a commission in the Coast Guard through the Direct Commission Aviator program and reported to Air Station Los Angeles. It was there he earned the qualification as an MH-65C Aircraft Commander. In 2010, LT McCarty reported to Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. At Borinquen, LT McCarty earned the designation of Instructor Pilot and Flight Examiner. Following that tour, LT McCarty completed graduate school at Towson University under the Coast Guard’s Information Technology Management program.
LT McCarty joined the Coast Guard Academy as a rotating military faculty in the Department of Management in December of 2014.
- M.S., Applied Information Technology, Towson University, 2014
- B.S., Aerospace Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 1997
- Management Information Systems
- Information Technology in Organizations
- Air Medal (Strike-Flight with Numeral 5)
- Coast Guard Commendation Medal
- Coast Guard Achievement Medal
- Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)
- Army Achievement Medal