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Memorial Tributes, Volume 11
many engineering innovations during the European invasion.
During his postwar military career, he had many assignments, both domestic and overseas, in Japan, Greenland, Korea, and Vietnam. He wrote a book describing construction and logistics support for the U.S. and Free World Forces in Vietnam. His assignments included heading the Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, Mississippi, directorship of construction of the Titan II Missile System in the early 1960s, and Southwest Division Engineer, which was responsible for construction of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and many other projects. At one time, Carroll was responsible for military construction in the Army, Air Force, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other government agencies, as well as the Army Nuclear Power Program and specialized engineering support for the construction of fallout shelters for Civil Defense.
Carroll’s final assignments in the Army were as deputy chief of engineers, director of the Defense Nuclear Agency, and chairman of the NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. He retired from military service as a lieutenant general in September 1973 after a remarkable 35-year career.
After retiring from the military, he launched into two new careers. In 1973, he joined Consolidated Edison Company of New York, where he was senior vice president for construction, engineering, and environmental affairs until 1981. Among his many accomplishments at Consolidated Edison were several pioneering environmental remediation projects. In his later years, he became active in the Business Roundtable Construction Industry Effectiveness (CICE) Project.
Carroll’s leadership of the CICE Project resulted in a series of landmark reports that are still in distribution. The Project extended over a period of several years and involved more than 250 volunteer executives, in addition to many universities, and publication of 23 individual reports and a summary report. More than two million copies of these reports have been distributed to date.
One of the CICE Project’s recommendations was the establishment of a continuing research program for the construction