Phillip Carter, Obama campaign's top veterans adviser. Before he joined the campaign in June, Carter was in Iraq, first as a military police officer with the Army, then as an embedded adviser with the Iraqi police. But his experience isn't just military. Along with his background as an Obama adviser and spokesperson, the 33-year-old has practiced law and been published in Slate and the Washington Post. With rumors swirling that Obama wants to pick a young figure from his campaign, Carter could be a possibility.