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Quentin McCart, LTC

Professor of Military Science

Military Science


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728 W. Roosevelt Rd.

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Lieutenant Colonel Quentin “Q” McCart was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and proudly grew up in a military household with both mother (Navy) and father (Coast Guard) serving in the Armed Services. Quentin started his professional career off with a full-time internship through the National Park Service in San Francisco as a Cultural Resources Intern. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Western Michigan University and then entered the United States Air Force in August of 2001 as an Intelligence Officer. Following his service in the Air Force he spent two years in the Department of Defense, Defense Intelligence Agency as a GS-13 South Asia/China Senior Intelligence Analyst for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and three years as a State Trooper on the North Dakota Highway Patrol. In January, 2011 Quentin returned to Active Duty status as a Logistics Officer in the United States Army and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, KY. He was accepted to the National Intelligence University in April 2014. In July 2015, he completed the Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence program and was certified as a Strategic Intelligence Officer. He was also the winner of the Fleet Admiral Nimitz Award for Excellence in Archival Research for his thesis work. Following the National Intelligence University, he completed in-residence Joint and Combine Warfighting School, in Norfolk, VA.

Quentin recently completed a tour where he was assigned to United States Army Central / Third Army “Patton’s Own,” Shaw Air Force Base, SC as both the Deputy Director, Intelligence Support Division and the Deputy Division Chief for Analysis and Plans under the USARCENT G2. During his time at Third Army he was primarily focused on intelligence partnerships with Middle East regional partners. Additionally, Quentin is a certified United States Army Historian.

Quentin currently serves as the Army Professor of Military Science for “Chicago’s Own” Fire Battalion with a Headquarters at the University of Illinois at Chicago, under United States Army Cadet Command. The Fire Battalion overseas Army ROTC programs across Chicagoland in addition to UIC.

He is married and has four lovely daughters.

Lieutenant Colonel Quentin D. McCart, MSSI, USA