Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA), a leader in delivering secure information management solutions to the Department of Defense and Federal Government, is pleased to announce that General Edward A. Rice Jr. (Ret.) has been appointed to DSA’s Federal Advisory Board of Directors (FAB).
Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. was most recently Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He was responsible for the recruiting, training, and education of Air Force personnel. His command included the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. AETC trains more than 293,000 students a year and comprises 12 bases; more than 67,900 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians, and contractors; and 1,369 trainer, fighter, and mobility aircraft.
Gen. Rice earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College. He is a distinguished graduate of the Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, and a distinguished graduate with a master's degree in national security and strategic studies from the College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Gen. Rice holds a master's degree in aeronautical science and technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is a 1994 Harvard University National Security Fellow.
Gen. Rice has commanded a squadron, a group, a wing, the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces, and a joint command. His numerous staff positions include serving as a White House Fellow at the Department of Health and Human Services, a professional staff member for the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces, and the Deputy Executive Secretary for the National Security Council. He has also served as Chief of Staff of the Office of the Representative and Executive Director for the Coalition Provisional Authority, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC.
Gen. Rice has significant experience in combat and contingency operations that includes commanding bomber operations during the first four months of Operation Enduring Freedom as Commander, 28th Air Expeditionary Wing. Additionally, during Operation Unified Assistance, Gen. Rice served as the Deputy Commander for the Joint Task Force, Combined Support Force-536, assigned to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to victims of the 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. The general is a command pilot with more than 4,000 flying hours in the B-1B, B-52G/H, E-3, B-2, KC-135, C-130H, T-37, and T-38.
DSA is an employee-owned professional services provider that is ISO 9001:2008 registered and appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Service Projects that enables its customers to achieve sensitive, mission-critical goals. Founded in 1963, DSA has deep expertise and comprehensive understanding of the operational, security, and collaboration challenges our customers must address. Our solutions encompass program management, knowledge management, business process engineering, and security. Our services include cyber security, software development, SharePoint solutions, data analytics, and systems engineering and integration. DSA is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and has major operations in Washington, DC; Aberdeen, MD; O’Fallon, IL; San Antonio, TX; Honolulu, HI; and Denver, CO.
RJ Kolton, Sr. VP, Business Development, 703.591.3704, RJ.Kolton@dsainc.com