Full Name
COL Carlos Jaffett, USA
Job Title
CIO, Office of the Chief of Army Reserve
U.S. Army
Speaker Bio
COL Carlos Jaffett assumed duties the Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G‐6 23 August 2021. A native of Tampa, FL, he enlisted in the Army as a 13E (Fire Direction Control Specialist) in 1996.

In 2001, he was commissioned as second lieutenant through OCS in the Florida National Guard, Signal Corps. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He holds two master’s degrees: one in Information Technology Management from Webster University, St Louis, MO and one in Strategic Studies from the Army War College, Carlisle, PA.

His military education includes Signal Corps, Basic and Captain Career Courses; Battalion/Brigade S‐6 Course; Command and General Staff College; United States Army War College; and Air Assault School.

His assignments include: Telecom Officer, 146th Signal Battalion, Jacksonville, FL; Platoon Leader, 146th Signal Battalion, Homestead ARB and MacDill AFB (in support of OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE); Battalion Signal Officer (S6), 53d Brigade Support Battalion, St. Petersburg, FL; Company Commander, Charlie Company, 53d Special Troops Battalion, Pinellas Park, FL; ROTC Cadre at Florida State University and Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL; Battalion Operations Officer (S3), 53d Special Troops Battalion, Pinellas Park, FL. In 2011, he transferred to the Army Reserve and was assigned to the G6 section of Army Reserve Medical Command, Pinellas Park, FL. He then joined the Active Guard/Reserve (AGR) program in 2013 with his initial assignment as the Plans Officer and S3 of the 505th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Las Vegas, NV. Subsequent AGR assignments include AGR Signal Corps Assignment Officer and Operations Support Branch Chief, Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, KY; Deputy Brigade Commander, 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, Fort Gordon, GA; Deputy Garrison Commander – Transformation, Fort Gordon, GA; and Strategic Plans and Policy (CIO/G‐6), Office of the Chief of Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir. His deployments include rotations to the CENTCOM AOR in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and OPERATION IRAQI.

COL Jaffett’s awards include Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

COL Jaffett and his wife, Alexandra, have been married 8 years and have three sons.