Lieutenant General US Air Force (Retired)
Research Role: Advisory Board
Lieutenant General Ted F Bowlds’ last assignment in the Air Force was as Commander of the Electronic System Center and Program Executive Office for Command and Control at Hanscom AFB, MA. The center’s mission is to acquire command and control systems for the Air Force managing more than $3 billion in programs annually. The organization comprises more than 12,000 people located at six sites throughout the United States. Throughout his military career, General Bowlds has served in a variety of weapons system acquisition leadership positions to include flight test engineer on the F-117, director of avionics development for the B-2, program director of the C-17, and commander of the AF Research Laboratory. He is currently a member of the Mississippi State University Research and Technology Advisory Council and serves on Battelle’s Air Force Market Sector (AFMS) Senior Advisory Group.