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Carrington Named Department of Corrections’ Statewide Veterans Coordinator

12/21/2020

Harrisburg, PA – Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary John Wetzel announced the appointment of Michael Carrington as statewide veterans coordinator. Beginning today, Carrington will lead the department's veterans program and initiatives by providing support and education to employees, incarcerated veterans and reentrants in the community. He also will serve as the agency's liaison to all veteran service programs.  

"Mike brings with him to this position a passion and skill set that will ensure success of this extremely important program," Secretary Wetzel said. "Mike understands what it means to be a team player and to focus on the needs of others. Whether they are employees or inmates, veterans are a special group of individuals who require specific support and certainly are deserving of our respect. I am confident that this program will continue to improve under his leadership."

Prior to his employment with the DOC, Carrington was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant in 2006.

Carrington began his corrections and parole career as a corrections officer at SCI Albion in 2007. He also attended Park University, where, in 2008, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with bachelor's degrees in criminal justice and psychology with minors in accounting and management. In September 2008 he was appointed institutional parole agent at SCI Forest. He was promoted to institutional parole supervisor at SCI Albion in March 2011, and he returned to SCI Forest as institutional parole supervisor in September 2012.

He currently serves as the vice president for the Community Corrections Association of Pennsylvania, is operations manager for the Middle Atlantic States Correctional Association and is a trainer for the DOC's Leadership Development Course.

There are currently 2,807 incarcerated veterans in the DOC and nearly 6,850 corrections and parole employees with military backgrounds. Learn about DOC veterans services by visiting the DOC's website.

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