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manager for the Global Command and Control System-Army, and then as the acquisition military assistant to the secretary of the Army. He served as com- mander of Software Engineering Center- Belvoir. He was then assigned as project manager, Future Combat Systems. He served as director of systems integration within office of the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology. Prior to his current as- signment, he served as deputy program manager, Program Executive Office, In- tegration. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Husson College and a master of science degree in materiel acquisition management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also has graduate certificates in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.


BRIG. GEN. CEDRIC WINS Deputy Commander, Police, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission- Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan


Brig. Gen. Cedric Wins was com- missioned as a field artillery officer in 1985 upon gradu- ation from the Virginia Military Institute. Prior to his current as- signment, Wins served as program executive offi- cer, Joint Pro- gram Executive


Office-Afghanistan Public Protection Force, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, and deputy director, Program Analysis and Evalua- tion, G-8, Washington, D.C. Other key assignments include director, Strategic Planning, J-8, United States Special Op- erations Command; and senior exercise planner/analyst, Operational Plans and Joint Force Development, J-7, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Virginia Military Institute and a master of science degree from Florida Institute of Technol- ogy with another from the National War College.


U.S. AIR FORCE


GEN. LARRY SPENCER Vice Chief of Staff


United States Air Force


Gen. Larry Spencer presides over the Air Staff and serves as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He assists the chief of staff with organizing, training and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. Spencer was born in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor of science degree in industri- al engineering technology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and was commissioned through Officer Training School in 1980 as a distinguished gradu- ate. Spencer has commanded a squadron, group and wing, and he was vice com- mander of the Oklahoma City Air Lo- gistics Center. He was also the first Air Force officer to serve as assistant chief of staff in the White House Military Office. He served as the comptroller and then director of Mission Support (A7) at a ma- jor command; and held positions within the Air Staff and Secretary of the Air Force. Prior to his current assignment, the general was director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


TODAY, THE ARMY BOASTS 547,000 SOLDIERS SERVING AROUND THE WORLD, FROM AFGHANISTAN TO ALABAMA.


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GEN. EDWARD RICE JR. Commander, Air Education and Training Command


Gen. Edward Rice is responsible for the recruiting, training and educa- tion of Air Force personnel. His com- mand includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and Air University. AETC trains more than 340,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 70,600 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors and 1,380 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft. Rice is a 1978 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has commanded a squadron, group, wing, the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces and a joint command. His numerous staff posi- tions include serving as a White House Fellow at the Department of Health and Human Services, as a professional staff member for the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, and as the Deputy Executive Secretary for the National Security Council. He has also served as chief of staff of the Office of the Representative and Executive Direc- tor for the Coalition Provisional Author- ity, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. Rice has significant experience in combat and contingency operations, to include commanding bomber operations during the first four months of Operation Enduring Freedom as commander, 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. Additionally, during Operation Unified Assistance, Rice served as the


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