Mr. B. Edwin Wilson was appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy on 20 February 2018. In this capacity, he supports the Secretary of Defense and other senior Department of Defense leaders by formulating, recommending, integrating, and implementing policies and strategies to improve DoD’s ability to operate in cyberspace.
Mr. Wilson retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving on active duty for over thirty-two years. In his last duty assignment, Major General (retired) Wilson served as the Deputy Principal Cyber Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Senior Military Advisor for Cyber, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In these capacities, General Wilson supported the Principal Cyber Advisor as the primary advisor to integrate and oversee the development of all DoD cyber capabilities, activities and policy, as well as provided senior military perspective on cyber policies, strategies and plans to guide DoD efforts in cyberspace.
Prior to this duty, General Wilson was triple-hatted serving as the Commander, 24th Air Force; Commander, Air Forces Cyber; and Commander, Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
General Wilson also served in various assignments, including space and cyberspace operations, planning, strategy, policy, acquisition and combat support. The general commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered Air Force levels, as well as served on the staffs of Headquarters Air Force, Air Force Space Command, 24th Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office, North American Aerospace Defense Command and the former U.S. Space Command.
Mr. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy; a Master of Science degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from Northeastern University; and a Master of Airpower Art and Science degree from the U.S. Air Force’s School of Advanced Airpower Studies.