Public Speaker, Business Executive, and Attorney in Houston, Texas
Haley Carter is a former U.S. Marine officer and retired professional women’s soccer player. She competed in NCAA Div I soccer at the U.S. Naval Academy and graduated with honors in 2006. After earning her commission, she served nearly eight years as a Marine Corps Logistics Officer, making two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Between deployments, she competed for the U.S. All-Armed Forces Women’s Soccer team in the Council for International Military Sports World Championships in Ede, Netherlands in 2008 and Cherbourg, France in 2010. Haley was Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Female Athlete of the Year and finalist for Marine Corps Female Athlete of the Year in 2010.
Following Active Duty, Haley spent three seasons as a Goalkeeper for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). In her final professional season, she was the first ever women’s player recognized with the FIFPro World Players’ Union Merit Award. Now retired from professional play, she has served as the Assistant Coach for the Afghanistan Women’s National Football Team and most recently, as the Goalkeeper Coach for the Antigua and Barbuda Women’s National Team.
In addition to her degree from the Naval Academy, Carter owns an MBA with Distinction from the University of Liverpool and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center.
She is a Lifetime Girl Scout and serves as an Executive Board Member for both the Asherah Foundation and the U.S. Naval Academy TxGC Foundation. Carter is an outspoken advocate of gun reform and currently serves as Chair of the City of Houston Commission Against Gun Violence.
Her personal military decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (w/ Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award).
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