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BRIGADIER GENERAL LYMAN L. "LEWIE" EDWARDS JR.

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Brig. Gen. Lyman L. "Lewie" Edwards, Jr., is Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Analyses, Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Responsibilities include assisting the Director with command-wide strategic planning, programming, analyses and wargaming. Additional responsibilities include the Program Objective Memorandum process for the AFMC Agile Combat Support, Air Force Core Function and the Weapon Systems Sustainment components worth more than $40 billion.

General Edwards graduated from North Carolina State University and obtained his commission through AFROTC. His first assignment was to the Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Chanute AFB, Ill., where he was a Distinguished Graduate.

The general entered the Air Force Reserve in July 1995. In this capacity, he has held various engineering and maintenance officer positions in the C-141, F-15, and C-5 System Program Offices, and the Directorate of Logistics, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command. General Edwards served a one-year deployment as the Senior Acquisition Adviser to the Iraqi Air Force and Chief of Staff for the Directorate of Defense Affairs, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq in 2007-2008. He was then selected to serve at U.S. Central Command Headquarters in the Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, providing executive-level liaison with the Office of Secretary of Defense, all military services and the Department of State to execute oversight for security cooperation activities and foreign military sales throughout the Central Command area of operations.

Prior to his current position, he was the Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy at U.S. Central Command and the Director of the Foreign Military Sales Task Force. 

EDUCATION
1985 Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering/Construction, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
1988 Jet Engine Mishap Investigation Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
1988 Masters, Business Administration degree in Aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, March AFB, Calif.
1991 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1994 Aircraft Mishap Investigation Course, Norton AFB, Calif.
1996 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2000 Air Command and Staff College, Cyber-Seminar, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Reserve Officers Joint Military Operations Course, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2005 Air War College, by correspondence, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 1985 - March 1986, Student, Aircraft Maintenance Officers Course, Chanute AFB, Ill.
2. April 1986 - July 1988, Officer in Charge, White Flight, 63d Organizational Maintenance Squadron; later Avionics Branch Chief, 63d Avionics Maintenance Squadron; subsequently, Fabrication Branch Chief, 63d Field Maintenance Squadron, Norton AFB, Calif.
3. July 1988 - September 1990, Officer in Charge, Organizational Maintenance Branch; later, Maintenance Control Officer, 603d Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
4. September 1990 - October 1991, Maintenance Supervisor, 17th Special Operations Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan
5. October 1991 - December 1991, Student, Squadron Officers School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. December 1991 - January 1994, Air Force Logistics Career Broadening Officer, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
7. January 1994 - June 1995, Executive Officer, C-141 System Program Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
8. July 1995 - September 1997, Aeronautical Engineer, C-141 System Program Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
9. October 1997 - June 1998, Warfighter Support Team Lead, 102d Fighter Wing, F-15 System Program Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
10. July 1998 - August 2000, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, F-15 Logistics Support Branch, F-15 System Program Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
11. August 2000 - January 2003, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, C-5 Program Control Division, C-5 System Program Office, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
12. January 2003 - November 2004, Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Chief, Depot Maintenance Division, Logistics and Sustainment Directorate, Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
13. December 2004 - March 2005, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, Strategic Airlift Sustainment Group, Aircraft Sustainment Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
14. March 2005 - June 2006, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, 730th Strategic Airlift Sustainment Group (previously 330th Aircraft Sustainment Group), 330th Aircraft Sustainment Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Ga.
15. June 2006 - November 2007, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, 303d Aeronautical Systems Wing (previously Reconnaissance Systems Wing), Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
16. November 2007 - November 2008, Vice Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, later Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Affairs, Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
17. November 2008 - March 2009, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to the Commander, 303d Aeronautical Systems Wing, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
18. March 2009 - September 2010, Chief, Security Cooperation Integration, Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
19. September 2010 - February 2011, Senior Individual Mobilization Augmentee to Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. February 2011 - September 2013, Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
21. October 2013 – present, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Strategic Plans and Analyses, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.

SUMMARY OF JOINT COMMANDS
1. November 2007 - November 2008, Vice Commander, Coalition Air Force Transition Team, later Chief of Staff, Directorate of Defense Affairs, Multi-National Security Transition Command - Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq as a colonel.
2. March 2009 - September 2010, Chief, Security Cooperation Integration, Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a colonel.
3. February 2011 – September 2013, Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy Directorate, United States Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a colonel and a brigadier general.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Iraqi Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with silver hourglass and "M" devices

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 2, 1985
First Lieutenant Sept. 2, 1987
Captain Sept. 2, 1989
Major Aug. 12, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 12, 2002
Colonel Feb. 16, 2006
Brigadier General Feb. 17, 2012

(Current as of March 2015)

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