Gen. William M. Fraser III, USAF, Ret., is a senior fellow for the National Defense University in support of the Pinnacle, Capstone and Keystone programs.
General Fraser completed 40 years of commissioned service, as Commander, United States Transportation Command —a Unified, Combatant Command— where he served as the single manager responsible for global air, land and maritime transport for the Department of Defense. Prior to this assignment, General Fraser was Commander, Air Combat Command, the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He has also held a variety of command and staff assignments including command of two bomb wings and an operations group. He has over 4,300 flight hours in a variety of aircraft, and his operational assignments included the B-1, B-2 and the B-52.
General Fraser is a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering technology. He is a University of Northern Colorado graduate with a Master of Science degree in management information systems. Additionally, he completed the National Security Leadership Course National Security Studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, the Executive Development Program Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the CIA Senior Intelligence Fellows Program.
General Fraser is President of W.M. Fraser Enterprises, LLC, and currently serving on the Texas A&M University President’s Corps of Cadets Board of Visitors and Corps of Cadets Association Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Uber Military, aVolt Incorporated and Erudite advisory boards, the Gordian Institute. He consults for the Northrop Grumman Corporation and is a Strategic Advisor for the Sierra Nevada Corporation.
Retired from the Air Force in 2014, General William Fraser’s active duty biography is available on the Air Force website.