Brigadier General C. Carey Deckard Jr. is mobilization assistant to the director of public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C.

General Deckard was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Eastland, Texas, and graduated from Whitesboro (Texas) High School in 1950. He graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1956 with a bachelor of arts degree in history. In June 1968 he earned a master's degree in education administration from Our Lady of the Lake College, San Antonio, Texas. He completed the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1978.

Commissioned a second lieutenant through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in June 1956, General Deckard was assigned to Lack land Air Force Base, Texas, in January 1957, as a training officer and academic instructor in Officer Candidate School. He returned to civilian status in October 1959.

In February 1961 the general became an active member of the Air Force Reserve when he assumed the position of information services officer for the 433rd Troop Carrier Wing, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. He was assigned as information officer of the 921st Military Airlift Group, Kelly Air Force Base, in September 1966, and was called to active duty with the unit for 16 months, in January 1968, as a result of the Pueblo Crisis.

General Deckard became individual mobilization augmentee to the Information Office of the 12th Flying Training Wing, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, in June 1970. In October 1971 he was assigned as individual mobilization augmentee to the Office of Information, Headquarters Air Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base. He assumed his present duties in February

His military decorations and awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with five oak leaf clusters and Armed Forces Reserve Medal. General Deckard produced two television documentaries which won first-place awards in Air Force-wide competition.

In his civilian capacity General Deckard is vice president and director of advertising/public relations for the three lnterFirst Banks in San Antonio.

The general's civic affiliations include membership in the San Antonio Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, National Board of Directors of the Air Force Historical Foundation, and Texas Public Relations Association. He was one of the original organizers of the first "Armed Forces Week" in the nation which has been continued by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. In conjunction with the Chamber, he has served as chairman of the Armed Forces Week Task Force, chairman of the Reserve and Guard sub-committee, chairman of the Energy Conservation Marketing Task Force and member of the Steering Committee of the Military Affairs Council. He is a past vice president of public relations for the Texas Air Force Association, past president of the San Antonio Advertising Federation and a former 1Oth District director of the American Advertising Federation. General Deckard received the Air Force Association National Merit Award and "Awards of Excellence" from the Industrial Editors' Association for Armed Forces Week publicity campaigns. Other awards include the Air Training Command's Outstanding Air Force Reserve mobilization augmentee for 1973, a first place National Public Service Award from the American Advertising Federation, and the "Silver Spur" Award from the Texas Public Relations Association.

He was promoted to brigadier general April 21, 1985, with same date of rank.

(Current as of September 1985)