In announcing the election, Jacobs Board Chairman Noel G. Watson said, “We are very pleased that Ed Eberhart, a former General Officer in the United States Air Force, is joining our board. Ed brings a great deal of valuable experience to our board, particularly in the area of aerospace and defense, as well as in executive business management and corporate governance.”
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, General Eberhart held numerous high-level command and staff positions within the Air Force over his 36-year career. He served as Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command on 9/11, and in the aftermath of 9/11, he was selected as the first Commander of the United States Northern Command. He also served as Commander of Air Combat Command and U.S. Space Command.
Since his retirement from the Air Force in 2004, General Eberhart has served as Chairman and President of the Armed Forces Benefit Association, a 400,000 member organization; and is currently on the Board of Directors of several aerospace manufacturing and engineering corporations.
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