First African American Female Hired Full-Time Employee

Staff Sergeant (SSG) Lillie Moore Carter:

SSG Carter was born in England, Arkansas. She enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard in 1974, and was assigned to Company A, 39th Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade. In December 1974, she was hired in a Full-Time Technician position with Co A, 39th Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade. SSG Carter was the first African American Female hired full-time for the Arkansas Army National Guard. Later, she worked at the United States Property and Fiscal Office (USPFO) as an Accounting Technician. SSG Carter resigned from the Technician Program in 1980, but remained on drill status with the Arkansas Army National Guard until her discharge in 1982.

SSG Carter received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Arkansas Baptist College in 1976. She later received her Master’s Degree from Ouachita Baptist University and her Certification in Elementary Administration from the University of Central Arkansas. SSG Carter was hired as a teacher with the Pulaski Special School District, and she was later employed with the Little Rock School District. In the Little Rock School District, SSG Carter taught at Cloverdale Elementary School. She served as an Assistant Principal at Martin Luther King Kindergarten, Assistant Principal at Rockefeller Incentive School, and Assistant Principal at Pulaski Heights Elementary School. SSG Carter retired from the Little Rock School District in 2016.