Kenneth F (Ken) Carey, FAMS, MS, USAF Maj (ret)

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Ken Carey (2008 AMS/BPSM Profile), an active AMS Member, an active Fellow of the AMS, and member of the AMS Council (2010–2013), is Director of Strategic Solutions at Earth Resources Technology, Inc in Laurel, Maryland.

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Before joining ERT Mr Carey was a Senior Principal Systems Engineer for the Center for Sustainability, Earth, Energy, and Climate, at Noblis, Inc a nonprofit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients solve complex systems, process and infrastructure challenges. In that position Mr Carey provided strategic planning, systems engineering and project management support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He worked with federal and state clients to create, facilitate and implement satellite research to operations plans and meet requirements for the next generation of environmental satellites; developed a science and technology roadmap and a national system for air quality products for the National Weather Service; and provided business planning, program management and leading technical outreach for the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, a NOAA, NASA and Department of Defense partnership. Working with a team of emergency managers, NOAA scientists and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Mr Carey helped develop a prototype coastal flooding and inundation tool that is capable of aiding decisions to protecting critical infrastructure and the public.

Prior to his work at Noblis, Mr Carey retired from the United States Air Force after serving nearly 21 years. He served as an operational analyst, developing analyses of force structure projections and presented optimum force structure allocations to senior Department of Defense leaders and served as the Contracting Officer Technical Representative for a $10M defense modeling and simulation contract. Mr Carey served as the toxic dispersion modeling program lead, implementing new dispersion modeling initiatives to forecast modeling scenarios to help protect military bases and public communities. He commanded a weather organization supporting front-line combat units stationed in Europe in the Gulf War, and supported warfighters in the Army on the Korean peninsula. Mr Carey directed a 52-person training and software applications section with Air Force Global Weather Central. Mr Carey has MS degrees in technology management from George Mason University (Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society), and meteorology (with a minor in oceanography) from North Carolina State University (Dean's List). He completed the Basic Meteorology Certificate program at Texas A&M University (Chi Epsilon Pi Honor Society), and graduated with a BS degree in physical sciences from the University of Maryland. He is a Scientific Advisory Board Member for the University of Kentucky Center for Risk Sciences, a Visiting Scientist for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and a Special Guest Speaker for Sixth Star Entertainment. He is also an adjunct faculty member for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a winner of the prestigious Charles Franklin Brooks Award for Outstanding Services to the AMS. He chairs the AMS Membership Committee, and has chaired the AMS Board for Private Sector Meteorologists, and the National Weather Association's Professional Development Committee. He is a member of the AMS Ad Hoc Committee on Security and the Washington Academy of Sciences. He is also especially proud to have helped, for the last seven years, develop the curricula for and hosted weather camps for high school teenagers, and has been a guest speaker and mentored students in meteorology.

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