Most veterans do not talk about their time in the military or combat, but we should, especially womenCarol Eggert
Carol Eggert, a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General and Senior Vice President (SVP) of Military and Veteran Affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, June 9 2019.
As SVP, Carol leads a team that works collaboratively across Comcast NBCUniversal to provide strategic leadership to all aspects of programs and outreach engaging the military and veteran community, including recruiting, hiring and building talent at all levels of the organization.
Carol brings more than 30 years of military and civilian experience to Comcast. In her civilian role, she assisted various organizations in the private, government and non-profit sectors with their initiatives in knowledge management, strategic planning and project management. During her military career, she served in a variety of command and staff positions and completed numerous overseas deployments, including a 15- month combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as Chief of the Women’s Initiatives Division and Senior Liaison to the U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, where she conducted a full-scale analysis of women’s initiatives and developed a strategic plan for the economic and political empowerment of Iraqi women under the U.S. Secretary of State.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations in recognition of her contributions to the military, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and multiple awards of the Meritorious Service Medal. Carol is a graduate of the prestigious U.S. Army War College, where she also served on the faculty and was later selected as the Deputy Commandant. She holds two master’s degrees in instructional design and strategic international studies and a doctoral degree in organizational leadership. Carol serves on the Corporate Advisory Board for West Chester University, and the Boards of the Philly POPS, PsychArmor, Concussion Legacy Foundation and the Patton Veterans Project.
Her leadership in the private sector has been recognized by Variety, which named her to their 2020 Salute to Service Impact List, We Are The Mighty, who placed her on their 2018 Meet the Mighty 25: Influencers Supporting the Military Community, HillVets, who placed her on their 2016 list of the 100 most influential veterans in America, and by the Philadelphia Business Journal, who named her one of their 2016 Veterans of Influence.
Carol grew up one of eight children from a close knit family and a mom and dad who placed significant emphasis on education. With an opportunity at the age of 17 to receive that education, she joined the army and through steady initiative, became a Brigadier General. Her leadership did not stop there.