Carbone, Christopher

Graduation Year: 1996
Category: Special

Christopher J. Carbone, Class of 1996, is a Major in the US Army Reserves and a police officer in Wayne Township. As a US Army Officer, on *9-11,” he began his combat service with three deployments to Baghdad, Ramadi and Doura, Iraq, between 2004 and 2009, serving with the 1st Cavalry Division, 2nd Marine Division and 82nd Airborne Division and one deployment to Afghanistan with the 10ch Mountain Division. His final deployment was to East Africa with USACAPOC and Combined Joint Task Force- Horn of Africa, where he trained Burundian, Kenyan, and Djiboutian military forces for Peacekeeping in Somalia. In 2005, Chris was critically wounded serving in Iraq and wounded again in Afghanistan in 2011 during combat operations. Instilled with the BC hallmark of charity, while deployed he solicited for distribution to the Iraqi youth books, school supplies, soccer balls, clothes, and shoes. Chris has been awarded two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, two Purple Hearts, and the Army Commendation Medal with Combat “V” Device for Valor, the Combat Infantryman Badge, Combat Action Badge, US Army Airborne Wings and the Turkish Airborne Commando Badge. He was selected and featured as a “Hero of the Week” by Lou Dobbs and CNN. As a Wayne Police Officer, he was awarded Meritorious Medal for rescuing a woman trapped in a house fire, the NJ Honor Legion Award for saving a family during Hurricane Sandy and the 2009 NJ State PBA “Officer of the Year.” Chris was raised a Presbyterian. He began the preparation for RCIA while in Iraq with his Benedictine Army Chaplain and continued while in Africa, where he was received into the Church in Djibouti, Africa. Chris’s greatest success is his marriage to his wife Janine and family which includes his daughters Alania, Johnna, and son, Gavin.