Ed Rice retired at the rank of general from the U.S. Air Force on December 1, 2013. Prior to retirement, General Rice served as the Commander of Air Education and Training Command where he was responsible for recruiting, training, and educating Air Force personnel. From February 2008 to October 2010, General Rice served as the senior U.S. military commander in Japan, where he worked closely with other military commanders and our embassy team to think through the strategic challenges and opportunities associated with our most important ally in the Asia-Pacific region.
General Rice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering sciences from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master of Science degree in aeronautical science and technology from Embry-Riddle University; a Master of Science degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College; and he completed a National Security Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a White House Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
General Rice is the recipient of numerous awards including selection in 2020 as a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, selection in 2017 as a Veteran in Blue (one of the men and women who have contributed to the legacy of the Air Force), and selection for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Flag Officers Award and the NAACP Meritorious Service Award.
General Rice is currently a Senior Advisor with the Boston Consulting Group and serves as an advisor/trustee for numerous local and national boards.