John F. “Jack” Carey was born to second generation parents of the Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. He was educated in the Catholic School system and graduated from Malden Catholic High School. John then graduated from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering. John also earned a commission in the United States Navy as an Ensign through the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Midshipman Program. John’s Family owned a home in Dennis where he spent his summers and holidays with his siblings and where his parents retired to in the early 1990’s.
John deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990 for OPERATION DESERT STORM with the MPSRON Squadron and upon return was assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit DDG 51 Arleigh Burke, Bath, Maine. John has had numerous assignments both at sea and ashore that include multiple deployments to the Middle East and the U.S. Central Command in support OPERATIONS ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan) and IRAQI FREEDOM.
John’s last Active-Duty assignment was on the Chief of Naval Operations Staff at the Pentagon in Washington DC. John retired from the Navy Reserve in July of 2020 at the rank of Captain with over thirty-years and a few of his personal awards and decorations include the following: the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Battle Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Battle Star and numerous Navy and Joint commendations.
John earned a Juris Doctorate from the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts, he is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York and the Republic of Ireland. He is a small business owner of a law practice offering diverse legal background with more than 22 years of experience supporting and advising on a variety of criminal litigation matters, legislation and policy drafting skills and interpretation. John has been active in numerous civic and local activities over the past several years including participating in numerous veteran organizations and is the current Cape Cod Chapter Commander of the Military Order of the World Wars. John is married to his wife Grace from Dublin, Ireland and they live with their two children in the Town of Sandwich.