Rear Adm. Carney, a native of Setauket, N.Y., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981.
Carney has served in cruisers and destroyers in both the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets. His sea tours include assignments as main propulsion assistant in USS Ramsey (FFG 2), fire control officer in USS Fox (CG 33), weapons and combat systems officer in USS Yorktown (CG 48), executive officer in USS Cowpens (CG 63), and commanding officer of USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and USS Mobile Bay (CG 53).
While ashore, Carney has served as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy; in the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the Surface Placement branch; as the branch head for Policy, Requirements and Assessments in the Office of the Director of Surface Warfare; as deputy director for Investment and Development in the Navy Budget Office; as the branch head for the Program-Budget Analysis Division on the Joint Staff and as the director of the Navy Appropriations Office. His most recent assignment was on the staff of commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet as deputy chief of staff for Plans, Policies, and Requirements (N5/N8).
Carney received a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, and graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1998.
Carney has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), as well as various unit and campaign awards.