LCol Jami L. Carter, CD

    • LCol Jami L. Carter, CD

    After more than 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Military Engineers, LCol Jami Carter will retire on 08 May 2023. A DWD will be held on 20 May at 17:00 hrs at the Orleans Legion (800 Taylor Creek Dr, second floor). The cost to attend will be between $15 and $20, to be confirmed closer to the date, which includes dinner. Please RSVP, send anecdotes and/or retirement well-wishes to LCol C.J.A. Vos at An online card is also available for messages to Jami at  GroupTogether Contribution.  The online card will close on 17 May 23.

    Originally from Estevan, SK, LCol Jami Carter joined the Canadian Forces in 2002. After completing a degree in Chemical Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada, followed by her occupational training, she was posted to Winnipeg as the Flight Commander for the Construction Engineer Squadron and Operations Officer, where she was responsible for base maintenance and operations.

    In the spring of 2009, she deployed to Jamaica to participate in a two-month exercise as part of Op TROPICAL HAMMER. That summer, she was promoted to Captain and deployed to Afghanistan as the Engineer Support Unit Plans Officer. Following her tour, LCol Carter was awarded the Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Commendation for her success in overseeing more than $30 million in projects.

    Following her tour, LCol Carter was posted to 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters as the A4 Construction Engineer Equipment where she managed the Construction Engineer assets. In 2011, she was selected for a post-graduate scholarship and completed a Masters of Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba with a focus on Sustainable Building. For her Masters’ thesis, LCol Carter designed and built a sustainable home for impoverished communities in Honduras. She earned two graduate thesis awards for her work.

    Upon completion of her Master’s degree in 2013, she was promoted to Major and joined the team at Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) Headquarters. Within CJOC, she filled the roles of Joint Engineer Infrastructure and Engineer Support Coordination Cell Officer. In April 2016, Jami deployed to Iraq to set the pre-conditions for further deployment and to negotiate the Canadian footprint in-country under Op IMPACT.

    In July 2016, LCol Carter was posted to the Strategic Joint Staff, Global Preparedness, where she was responsible for providing strategic military analysis and decision support for CAF sustainment issues involving NATO, and the European and Asian-Pacific regions. In 2018, Maj Carter was posted to the Minister of Veterans Affairs as the military advisor and participated in events for the 100th Anniversary of WWI and 75th anniversary of D-Day at Juno Beach.

    In July 2020, LCol Carter was promoted to her current rank and began her final posting as the Senior Military Advisor to Canadian Forces Housing Agency.

    Jami will remain in the Ottawa area with her family; T.J, Brandon, Kayden, Brinlea, Faerin, and their puppy Honey Waffles. Jami will join the Public Service as she has been told she is too broke to retire; she needs money for her many DIY projects and to support T.J, Brandon, and Kayden who will all attend university this fall.