Stephen Brint Carlton, J.D., of Orange, Texas, has experience as a county judge and prosecutor for Orange County, and prior to that was in private law practice. He holds a Master of Health Administration from the University of Florida at Gainesville and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from St. Mary's University in San Antonio. Carlton also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Carlton also holds the rank of Major in the United States Air Force Reserve, and joined the United States Air Force as a first lieutenant, Medical Service Corps officer, after graduating from the University of Florida. He spent nearly four years on active duty stationed at the 17th Medical Group, Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. He was responsible for disaster management and group practice management as a health administrator. Mr. Carlton also deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait for six months in 2009 and helped coordinate aeromedical evacuation missions for Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.