Military Science and ROTC

Acclaimed Generals

The following acclaimed Generals graduated from John Carroll University.

General Carter F. Ham

Commander, United States Africa Command

General Carter F. Ham is the Commander of United States Africa Command. He served as an enlisted Infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division before attending John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. He was commissioned in the Infantry as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1976.

His military service has included assignments in Kentucky, Ohio, California, Georgia, Italy, and Germany to name a few. He has also served in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Macedonia, and Iraq.

He has held a variety of positions to include Recruiting Area Commander; Battalion Executive Officer at the National Training Center; Adviser to the Saudi Arabian National Guard Brigade; Commander, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry; Chief of Staff, 1st Infantry Division; Commander, 29th Infantry Regiment; commander, Multi-National Brigade, Mosul, Iraq; Commander, 1st Infantry Division; Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC.

His previous assignment was Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe and 7th Army.

His military education includes the Armor Officers Advanced Course, Naval College of Command and Staff, graduating with distinction, and the U. S. Air Force’s Air War College.

General Ham’s awards and decorations include Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Major General Robert P. Stall 

Commanding General 108th Training Command (IET)

Maj. Gen. Robert P. Stall is Commanding General of the 108th Training Command (IET). Prior to this, Stall was the 98th Training Division (IET) commanding general. He also served as the Assistant Division Commander, 80th Training Command (The Army Schools System) and was previously the Commander of 358th Civil Affairs Brigade that supported the First Marine Expeditionary Force in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 and the follow-on mission with the 4th Infantry Division, located in Tikrit, Iraq.

A ROTC Scholarship recipient and subsequent Distinguished Military Graduate, Stall received his Regular Army Commission from ROTC at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. His first assignment was as a Tank Platoon Leader for the 1st Bn., 13th Armor in Illesheim, Germany. The three-year tour included positions as Company Executive Officer, Support Platoon Leader and the Battalion Logistics Officer in the Federal Republic of Germany. He subsequently served in the 4th Battalion (Airborne) 68th Armor, part of the 82nd Airborne Division, prior to departing active duty.

Stall entered the Army Reserve in December 1983 as part of Company B, 2nd Bn., (Airborne), 11th Special Forces Group in Youngstown, Ohio. He served in multiple command and staff positions both in Special Forces and later in Psychological Operations, as part of 2nd Psychological Operations Group in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stall assumed command of the 15th Psychological Operations Battalion in July 1997. In 1999, the unit was activated and was the first Psychological Operations Battalion on the ground in Kosovo following the air war. Brig. Gen. Stall was the KFOR PSYOPS Chief for Operation Joint Guardian and was the Special Staff Officer for all NATO Psychological Operations for General Doctor Klaus Reinhardt, the Commander for NATO Ground Forces in Kosovo. Upon return, he became the Deputy Commanding Officer for 2nd Psychological Operations Group. Brig. Gen. Stall left Psychological Operations and assumed duties in the 352nd Civil Affairs Command, in College Park, Maryland. After Command of the 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, he most recently served as Chief, Joint Interoperability Division J7 at the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia.

Stall’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Special Forces Tab, Novice Parachutist Wings, and German Parachutist Wings – Bronze.

Stall is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College. His undergraduate degree is in marketing from John Carroll University and he earned a Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

In his civilian occupation Stall serves as the Chief of Operations (COO), Regional Hospitals. Previously he has served as president of Medina General Hospital where he oversaw staff and operations for the medical center. Stall has held various jobs with the Cleveland Clinic Regional Health System for almost 30 years.