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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN MAJOR GENERAL EDWARD L. BOLTON Jr OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "




















BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY

MAJOR GENERAL EDWARD L. BOLTON JR.

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Maj. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr. is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Washington, D.C. He leads a staff of civilian and military financial managers responsible for the formulation and execution of the Air Force's annual $110 billion budget.

General Bolton began his Air Force career as an enlisted cost and management analyst. He was commissioned in 1983 after completing an electrical engineering degree via the Airmen Education and Commissioning Program and graduation from Officer Training School. Operationally, the general served as Commander, 45th Space Wing, and Director Eastern Range, Patrick AFB, Fla. He oversaw a $5B budget, 24 successful spacelift, shuttle, test and range missions, the highest operations tempo since Sept. 11, 2001, and the wing won the 2009 General Thomas Moorman Trophy honoring the best wing in Air Force Space Command.

The general commanded the 30th Range Squadron during its highest operations tempo in a decade and the 30th Operations Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. His squadron won the General Kutyna Award in 1999 as the top spacelift squadron in Air Force Space Command, and he led the 30th Space Wing to its first Guardian Challenge victory. A level III program manager, he also commanded the Satellite and Launch Control Wing and the Launch and Range Systems Wing. The California Air Force Association selected the Launch and Range Wing as the 2005 Unit of the Year. He also served as the Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Engineering as well as the Principal Deputy to the Chief Operating Office at the National Reconnaissance Office. He won the NRO Leadership Award for 2008 and was awarded the NRO Gold Medal in 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director, Space and Cyber Operations at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. During his tenure, he established policy for space, cyber and information operations and oversaw the creation and development of the Air Force cyber career field and the management of space professionals.

EDUCATION
1983 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
1986 Master of Science degree in systems management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1995 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2000 Distinguished graduate, Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2003 Executive Program Managers Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2006 Senior Executive Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2010 Systems Acquisition General-Flag Officer Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2012 Senior Executives in National and International Security, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.