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Brigadier General Michele C. Edmondson

Commandant of Cadets

Cadet Wing

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Contact Information

(719) 333-4390

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Bio

Brigadier General Michele C. Edmondson is the Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. She commands the 4,300-member Cadet Wing and more than 200 Air Force and civilian personnel. She guides military, leadership, and character development, Basic Cadet Training, and Expeditionary Skills Training for the Air Force Cadet Wing, in addition to providing facilities and logistical support.

General Edmondson entered the Air Force in 1993 as a graduate of the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Florida. She has served in a variety of space operations, acquisition and staff assignments associated with space based missile warning; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and communication systems at the unit, national, Air Staff and Joint Staff levels. General Edmondson has commanded a space operations squadron, a space and missile training group, Air Force Basic Military Training, and a technical training wing.

Prior to her current assignment, she served as the director of Space Policy, National Security Council, for the Executive Office of the President.

Education

Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2010)

Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (2010)

Master of Science, National Security Affairs and Naval War College, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. (2004)

Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management, The George Washington University, Washington D.C. (2000)

Distinguished Graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (1998)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. (1992)

Professional Experience

Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 2019-Present)

Director, Space Policy, National Security Council, Executive Office of the President, Washington D.C. (Aug. 2018-May 2019)

Senior Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C. (June 2017-Aug. 2018)

Commander, 81st Training Wing, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. (June 2015-June 2017)

Commander, 737th Training Group, Air Force Basic Military Training, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas (June 2014–May 2015)

Commander, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Calif. (June 2012-May 2014)

Chief, Space, Spectrum, Transport Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Directorate (J6), The Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington D.C. (June 2010-June 2012)

Student, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala. (July 2009-May 2010)

Commander, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. (June 2007-June 2009)

Chief, Southwest Asia Campaign Analysis Branch and Deputy Chief, Current Operations Analysis Division, Directorate of Studies, Analysis and Assessments, and Lessons Learned (A9), Pentagon, Washington D.C. (Sept. 2005-May 2007)

Student, Intermediate Development Education, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. (June 2003-Aug. 2005)

Chief, Space Tactics Development Branch, Chief Operational Performance Evaluation Division, and Chief of Staff, Signals Intelligence Applications and Integration Office, Office of Space and Technology, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Space) with duty at the National Reconnaissance Office, Washington D.C. (July 2000-May 2003)

Air Force Intern, Politico-Military Planner, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs-Europe, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5, The Joint Staff and Directorate of Plans, Programs, and Budget, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington D.C. (July 1998-June 2000)

Executive Officer, 381st Training Group, Air Education and Training Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Calif. (Nov.1997-June 1998)

Chief, Defense Support Program Data System Supervisor Training Section, 533rd Training Squadron, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Calif. (Dec. 1996-Nov. 1997)

Chief, Space Warning and Control Element and Instructor, Undergraduate Space and Missile Training, 392nd Training Squadron, 381st Training Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, Calif. ( Aug. 1995-Dec. 1996)

Crew Commander, Deputy Chief of Training, Deputy Chief of Standardization and Evaluation, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Aurora, Colo. (Oct.1993-July 1995)

Student, Honor Graduate, Satellite Operations Crew Commander Training, 1013th Crew Training Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 1993-Oct. 1993)

Student, Undergraduate Space Training, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, Colo. (Feb.-May 1993)

Honors & Awards

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with oak leaf cluster

National Defense Service Medal with bronze star device