Captain Carmie Lyn Henry

Captain Carmie Henry, United States Navy Reserve, retired, Little Rock.  Captain Henry served almost five-years active duty, which included two combat tours in Vietnam.  He was an Airborne Radar Intercept Officer flying 175 combat missions.  His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and nine Air Medals.  Following release from active duty he became an active Naval reservist serving for twenty-five years.  As a civilian, he served on the staffs of three U.S. Senators (McClellan, Hodges, and Pryor), and on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee before joining the Arkansas Electric Cooperative as VP for Government Affairs, serving for seventeen years.  Captain Henry’s civilian awards include the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s William F. Matson Democracy Award.  Further, he served twenty-years on the Little Rock Air Base Community Counsel and advocated to exempt military retirement pay from Arkansas income tax.