The American College of Financial Services, a non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, announced that General Ralph E. “Ed” Eberhart, USAF (Ret.) will receive the 2015 Soldier-Citizen Award. Eberhart, a retired four-star Air Force General, will receive the award during a ceremony in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in August.
“General Eberhart followed his illustrious military career with a spectacular career in the financial services industry,” said Ted Digges, the executive director of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs and Chair of the selection committee. “We are proud to honor such an individual with this award.”
A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, General Eberhart’s active duty military career spanned 36 years with his last assignment as Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is also a command pilot with more than 5,000 flight hours. General Eberhart is currently President and Chairman of The Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA). In addition, he serves as Chairman of 5-Star Bank and 5-Star Life Insurance Company, as well as on the board of several privately and publicly held companies including TERMA, Jacobs Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Triumph Group, VSE, and non-profit organizations such as Segs4Vets. He previously served on the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates Board of Directors, is currently a Trustee for the Falcon Foundation, and is a director on the board of the USAFA Endowment.
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