Custer Mayor Jared Carson presented with Award of Recognition at a Military Honoring Ceremony at Custer VFW Post 3442 on Mt Rushmore Rd in Custer, SD August 11,2016
Jared Carson was born in Texas, moved to the Black Hills as a child, graduated from Custer High School and later attended Texas Tech University. Carson joined the Army December 7, 1999 and spent four years as an airborne Combat Engineer, followed by several years at Fort Bragg, NC working for the 18th Airborne Corps including one year as sapper support for the JFK Special Warfare Center and training support for deploying units. Carson served one year in South Korea working as Training and Operations NCO for the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Engineering Brigade. Leaving active duty, Carson returned to texas and became a Deputy Sheriff, and joined the Army Reserves as a paralegal and was promptly activated. His second tour of duty included being Chief Defense Paralegal with the 1st Cavalry, followed by 3 Corps and the Southeast Region which included fort Hood, Sill, Polk, Bliss and Huachuca. Carson was on the defense teams for the Lindy England Abu Graihb prison trial, the Army’s first fetal homicide case. After 11 years of Active and Reserve Duty, Carson left the Army and Moved back to Custer to become a partner in Green Real Estate and Investments.