Former Westfield resident John Carey was awarded the Intelligence Community Inspector General Lifetime Achievement Award at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award was presented to Carey by the Honorable James R. Clapper, director of National Intelligence, and the Honorable I. Charles McCullough, III, the Intelligence Community IG. The annual Intelligence Community IG Awards recognizes IG professionals who have made extraordinary contributions to the missions and objectives of their offices and The National Intelligence Strategy. Carey is currently the Palm Beach County (Fla.) IG.
Carey, a Westfield High School graduate and son of the late Don Carey, was recognized for his achievements during his 38 years of federal service, including 14 years in key leadership positions overseeing the Intelligence Community culminating with his distinguished service as the IG of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His citations reads in part, “Under his vision and direction, the Office of Inspector General provided outstanding insight, oversight, and foresight to DIA programs, resulting in millions of taxpayers’ dollars recovered or put to more efficient use. Mr. Carey’s professionalism and personal integrity made him a role model in the Intelligence Community.”