Edward L. Bolton Jr. is the Assistant Administrator for NextGen at the Federal Aviation Administration. The Office of NextGen (ANG) is responsible for leading the transformation of the National Airspace System. Bolton leads a federal workforce of more than 900 employees, and manages the $1 billion annual budget of the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
Bolton joined the FAA in September 2013 after a career with the U.S. Air Force, most recently with the rank of Major General and the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Management and Comptroller. He led a team of financial managers responsible for the Air Force's $110 billion annual budget.
He served as Commander of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, where he oversaw a $5 billion budget and 24 successful spacelift, shuttle, test and range missions. He commanded the 30th Range Squadron and the 30th Operations Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. A level III program manager, he also commanded the Satellite and Launch Control Wing and the Launch and Range Systems Wing.
Bolton served as the Deputy Director for Systems Integration and Engineering as well as the Principal Deputy to the Chief Operating Office at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). He established policy for space, cyber and information operations and oversaw development of a cyber career field as Director of Space and Cyber Operations in Washington, D.C.
His staff received numerous awards under his leadership, and his individual awards included the NRO Leadership Award for 2008 and the NRO Gold Medal in 2009.
Bolton began his Air Force career as an enlisted cost and management analyst. He was commissioned in 1983 after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico and graduating from Officer Training School. He also holds a Master of Science in systems management from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Master of Science in national security strategy from the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, among other distinctions.
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