The Defense Department has appointed Burke “Ed” Wilson, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, to serve as DoD’s deputy assistant secretary for cyber policy.
He most recently served as deputy principal cyber adviser to the defense secretary and as a senior military adviser for cyber, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Wilson helped manage efforts to build the department’s cyber platforms as well as offered advice on programs and policies related cyberspace.
Previously, he was the commander of 24th Air Force and and Air Forces Cyber at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.
He joined the Air Force in 1985 and has since then participated in various missions encompassing the areas of cyber, space, policy, strategy, acquisition and combat.
His personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, a Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Achievement Medal.