General Authorities

Elder Bruce A. Carlson

Second Quorum of the Seventy

Elder Bruce A. Carlson was sustained a member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 4, 2009, at age 59. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a ward Sunday School teacher and as a member of the Military Advisory Committee. He currently serves in assignments with the Middle East / North Africa Area, North America Central Area, and Idaho Area.

Elder Carlson graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in 1971. In 1979 he graduated from the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base and later received a master of arts degree from Webster University. In 1989 he received a distinguished graduate master of arts degree from the U.S. Naval War College. Elder Carlson relinquished command of Air Force Material Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio on November 21, 2008, and retired as a General from the United States Air Force after more than 37 years of service.

Elder Carlson has served in a number of Church callings, including elders quorum president, bishop, high councilor, temple ordinance worker, and adviser to the Military Advisory Committee.

Bruce Allen Carlson was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, on October 3, 1949. He married Vicki Lynn Martens in June 1970. They are the parents of three children and have ten grandchildren.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

When the Lord CommandsApril 2010 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Bruce A. Carlson

Full Name Bruce A. Carlson

Born October 3, 1949

Place of Birth Hibbing, Minnesota, United States