NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri native Carl E. Lambert will be honored for over 35 years of service in the military during a retirement dinner March 4 in Nashville.
Born March 8, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo., to Leslie and Sibble Lambert, Lambert graduated from Morehouse, Mo., High School in 1964. After high school, he moved to Jeffersonville, Ind., to pursue a career in welding. On Aug. 26, 1966, in Sikeston, he married Merletta Hays. He joined the National Guard in Indiana and later was transferred to Nashville.
During Lambert's 36-year career, he became an expert in the field of logistics beginning as a GS-5, administrator supply technician with the Illinois National Guard and culminating as the supervisory staff administrator (GS-12) for the 640th Area Support Group, headquartered in Nashville. He was promoted several times as a civilian within the Illinois National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve while employed by the 100th Division located in Louisville, Ky.
Lambert served with the United States Army, Army National Guard and the United Army Reserve for 31 consecutive years retiring in 1996 as a CW4. He remains an active member of the Middle Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and has provided a wealth of information to reservists and their families over the years.
Lambert has received many other accolades such as the Army Legion of Merit Award in June 1996. He was also awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award twice, once in July 1996 and again in November 2002.
Lambert and his wife reside in Nashville, where he is active in his church and in the music field. They have one son, Keith Lambert, and two grandchildren, Terry and Carly Lambert.