Major General Ed Wilson, airing Oct. 4 #MCUSAR

Major General Ed Wilson 14100424th Air Force, 130209Major General Burke “Ed” Wilson
Commander
24th Air Force, Air Forces Cyber

Maj. Gen. Burke E. “Ed” Wilson is the Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. General Wilson is responsible for the Air Force’s component numbered air force providing combatant commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan and conduct cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force personnel extend, maintain and defend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general directs the activities of two cyberspace wings, the 624th Operations Center, and the Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber, all headquartered at JBSA-Lackland, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.

General Wilson entered the Air Force in 1985 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. He has served in various assignments, including space and cyber operations, planning, strategy, policy, acquisition and combat support. The general has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels, as well as served on the staffs of Air Force Space Command, 24th Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and the former U.S. Space Command. Prior to his current assignment, General Wilson served as the Director, Space Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.

EDUCATION 
1985 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1986 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
1990 Master of Science degree in electrical/computer engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
1990 Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1999 Master of Airpower Art and Science, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2004 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Back to Basics, Executive Business Training, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
2005 Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship, Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif.
2006 Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
2009 U.S. Air Force Enterprise Leadership Course, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

ASSIGNMENTS 
1. July 1985 – May 1988, design engineer, Space Defense Operations Center; Chief, SPADOC Systems Engineering Branch, Electrical Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
2. June 1988 – June 1990, Military Strategic and Tactical Relay systems engineer; program manager, MILSTAR Transportable Terminal, Electronic Systems Division, Hanscom AFB, Mass.
3. July 1990 – June 1994, Operations Director; Flight Director; Chief, Advanced Satellite Planning Division; Chief, Advanced Satellite Management Division, Operational Detachment 4, Onizuka AFB, Calif.
4. July 1994 – December 1995, Mission Director; Chief, Support to Military Operations Division, Overhead Collection Management Center, Fort George G. Meade, Md.
5. January 1996 – February 1997, executive officer, Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Va.
6. March 1997 – July 1997, military assistant, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
7. July 1997 – June 1998, student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
8. July 1998 – June 1999, student, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
9. July 1999 – June 2000, plans and programs officer; Chief, Plans and Programs Branch, U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
10. July 2000 – June 2002, Deputy Director, Commander in Chief’s Action Group, North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
11. July 2002 – July 2003, Commander, 1st Space Operations Squadron, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
12. July 2003 – July 2004, Deputy Commander, 50th Operations Group, 50th Space Wing, Schriever AFB, Colo.
13. August 2004 – May 2005, Secretary of Defense corporate fellow, Cisco Systems, San Jose, Calif.
14. June 2005 – June 2006, Director, Commander’s Action Group, Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
15. June 2006 – September 2006, student, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
16. September 2006 – April 2008, Commander, Space Operations Group, Aerospace Defense Facility – East, Fort Belvoir, Va.
17. April 2008 – February 2010, Commander, Space Development and Test Wing, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
18. February 2010 – August 2011, Commander, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
19. September 2011 – June 2013, Deputy Commander, Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER/24th Air Force), Fort George G. Meade, Md.
20. June 2013 – July 2014, Director of Space Operations, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
21. July 2014 – present, Commander, 24th Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland, Texas

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS 
1. July 1999 – June 2000, plans and programs officer; Chief, Plans and Programs Branch, U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a major
2. July 2000 – June 2002, deputy director/member, Commander in Chief’s Action Group, North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo., as a major and a lieutenant colonel
3. September 2006 – April 2008, Commander, Space Operations Group, as a colonel

BADGES AND RATINGS 
Command Space Badge
Senior Cyberspace Operator Badge
Basic Parachutist Badge
Basic Acquisition and Financial Management Badge
Certified Acquisition Professional: Program Management (Level III)
System Planning, Research and Development (Level III)
Test and Evaluation (Level I)

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS 
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
National Reconnaissance Office’s Distinguished Service Medal
National Reconnaissance Office’s Superior Service Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 28, 1985
First Lieutenant May 28, 1987
Captain May 28, 1989
Major Jan. 1, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel May 1, 2001
Colonel March 1, 2006
Brigadier General Dec. 17, 2010
Major General April 2, 2014

(Current as of August 2014)

Major General Leonard “Len” Patrick and James Holland

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Maj Gen Len Patrick 140927AETC 101016Major General “Len” Patrick
Vice Commander
Air Education and Training Command

Maj. Gen. Leonard A. Patrick is Vice Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. AETC recruits, trains and educates Air Force people and includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. The command trains more than 293,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 62,400 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors, and 1,369 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft.

Staff Sergeant Roy Walters

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SSG Roy Walters 1409205th Medical Recruiting BrigadeStaff Sergeant Roy Walters
U.S. Army Health Care Recruiter
San Antonio Medical Recruiting Center

Roy Curtis Walters was near Beaumont, Texas, in April 1984 but grew up in California, settling with his mother and stepfather in the northern town of Weed. He was a home-school student as a teenager and received his diploma from American Christian Academy.

In November 2003, he joined the U.S. Army, enlisting to be a 68W (combat medic). In June 2004, he was assigned to the 3/89 Cavalry, working first as a line medic for a platoon and progressing to senior line medic for the troop. In 2007, he became a noncommissioned officer, ahead of his peer group.

Chaplain (Major) Robert Miller, Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

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Chaplain (Major) Robert Miller 140913AMEDD 120811Chaplain (Major) Robert Miller
Department of Pastoral Ministry Training
Army Medical Department Center & School

Chaplain Miller was born at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, in 1959, the son of a career military father. His academic career began at Charleston Southern University, Charleston, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1984. He earned his Masters of Divinity in 1987, from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, at Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Following graduation, he served 15 years as the senior pastor for churches in both North and South Carolina. In 1997, he completed a Doctorate of Ministry in Crisis Counseling, at the Andersonville Theological Seminary of Camilla, Georgia. In 2009 he earned a Masters in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, from the College of Medicine of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Colonel Jodi Neff

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Col Jodi Neff 14090612th Flying Training Wing, 130112Col. Jodi Neff
Vice Commander
12th Flying Training Wing

Col. Jodi A. Neff is the Vice Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The 12 FTW is the Source of America’s Airpower, delivering unrivaled airpower leaders for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The wing consists of three flying groups and a maintenance directorate spanning more than 1,200 miles at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida; and the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. 

The wing is responsible for numerous aviation programs. These programs include Pilot Instructor Training, Combat Systems Officer Training, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Indoctrination, Basic Sensor Operator Qualification, Airmanship programs for the U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, and Introductory Flight Screening for all Air Force officers scheduled to enter pilot, combat systems officer, or remotely piloted aircraft training. 

Colonel Matthew Isler

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Col Matthew Isler 140830
12th Flying Training Wing, 130112Colonel Matthew Isler

Commander
12th Flying Training Wing

Col. Matthew C. Isler is the Commander, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The 12 FTW is the Source of America’s Airpower, delivering unrivaled airpower leaders for the future of the U.S. Air Force. The wing consists of three flying groups and a maintenance directorate spanning more than 1,400 miles from JBSA-Randolph, Texas, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida and to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado.

The 12 FTW is responsible for four single-source aviation pipelines – Pilot Instructor Training, Combat Systems Officer Training, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Indoctrination, and Basic Sensor Operator Qualification. The wing manages all airmanship programs for U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, and Introductory FIight Screening for all Air Force officers scheduled to enter pilot, combat systems officer, or remotely piloted aircraft training. The wing also hosts an Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals program and conducts Electronic Warfare Training for the U.S. Air Force and multi-national forces.

Colonel David Drichta

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Col David Drichta 14082312th Flying Training Wing, 130112Colonel David Drichta
Commander
12th Operations Group
12th Flying Training Wing

Col. David S. Drichta is the Commander, 12th Operations Group, 12th Flying Training Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The group is responsible for introduction to fighter fundamentals student and instructor upgrade mission, as well as the Air Force’s only pilot instructor training, undergraduate remotely piloted aircraft pilot and sensor operator qualification programs. The group consists of five flying training squadrons and an operations support squadron with more than 350 flying instructors, 20 enlisted members, and 282 DoD civilians and contractors who collectively produce more than 1,100 graduates per year.