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Tammy Carnrike Reappointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Tammy Carnrike and Gen. John Murray at DECChamber chief operating officer Tammy Carnrike has been reappointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army. Carnrike was first appointed to represent Michigan in 2018. She will be responsible for providing advice to Christine Wormuth, U.S. Secretary of the Army. Additionally, she will continue to work with commanders and senior leaders on public sentiments toward the Army and will work closely with the Army and installation commanders; state adjutants general; ambassadors of the Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve commander; Reserve Officers Training Corps region and area commanders; Army recruiting commanders; professors of military science; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Division and district engineers; and other designated personnel within the state of Michigan.

“I am honored that Secretary Wormuth has reappointed me to serve as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Michigan,” Carnrike said. “Over the last few years, I have worked to highlight the incredible partnership between Michigan businesses, communities, and the U.S. Army.”

“This position will also allow me to continue, in a very visible way, to support the well-being of our service members and veterans — and to be their advocate and voice throughout Michigan. I am humbled and very grateful to take on this new role, and I look forward to helping the Army tell its story to the people of Michigan,” Carnrike added.

Each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities it serves. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and its communities.

A leader in Chamber of Commerce management for more than 20 years, Carnrike is chief operating officer for the Detroit Regional Chamber, a position she has held since 2006. She has served in national leadership positions, including chairman of the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management Board of Trustees, and chairman of the board for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

In addition, Carnrike serves as a member of the Army-Southeast Michigan Advisory Council; is a member of the Governance Committee, Protect and Grow: A Strategic Plan for Michigan’s Defense and Homeland Security Economy; and is an alumni of the Department of Defense’s Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, where she spent five days visiting each branch of the U.S. military and learning about the readiness of the armed forces and the nation’s defense policies.

CASAs serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. Civilian aides may be recognized CASA Emeritus after 10 years of distinguished service.