CW5 John J. McCartin is a native of Northwood, New Hampshire. He entered the Army’s Delayed Entry Program in December of 1990. He entered the Active Army in July of 1991 and attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, followed by Advanced Individual Training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he was trained as an 88L, watercraft engineer. CW5 McCartin was accessed into the Warrant Officer Corps in April 2000. He currently has over 30 years of service, all within the Army’s Watercraft field.
His military education includes all levels of the Warrant Officer Professional Education System culminating with the Warrant Officer Senior Staff Course and both the Marine Engineering Warrant Officer A1 and A2 certification courses, Army Basic Instructor Course, Instructor Evaluator Course, TRADOC Middle Managers Course and the Support Operations Course.
His assignments include Chief Engineer 8th and 73rd Transportation Company (Floating Craft), Ft Eustis, VA, Chief Engineer, 329th and 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), Kuwait / Ft Eustis, VA, 1st Assistant Engineer 335th Transportation Detachment (LSV-1), Fort Eustis VA, Joint Task Force Logistics Officer, Joint Forces Engineer Component Command, Ketchikan, AK, 1st Assistant Engineer, 1099th Transportation Detachment (LSV 4), Kuwait/ Fort Eustis, VA, Battalion Marine Maintenance Officer, 10th Transportation Battalion, Fort Eustis VA, Instructor and Training Developer, Maritime and Intermodal Training Department (MITD) Fort Eustis, VA, Program Manager for Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS) Watercraft, Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal, IL, 7th Transportation Brigade Expeditionary as the Brigade Marine Maintenance Officer, Joint Base Langley Eustis, VA and Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff G4, Pentagon VA.
CW5 McCartin’s awards include: Meritorious Service Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Sea Duty Ribbon with four bronze stars and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration and Management from Excelsior College. He is a certified Demonstrated Master Logistician, and is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Transportation and Logistics from the American Military University.