H. Marshal Ward

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H. Marshal Ward
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Major General Ward
Born (1946-11-02) November 2, 1946 (age 70)
Santurce, Puerto Rico
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1966-2001
Rank Major General
Commands held Director of special programs for Office of Undersecretary of Defense
Battles/wars Gulf War
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

H. Marshal Ward (born November 2, 1946 in San Turce, Puerto Rico)[1] was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force. His last post was to serve as Director of special programs for Office of Undersecretary of Defense.

Prior to that position he served as Director of requirements at the Air Force Space Command Headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado. In addition Ward served as Deputy Director for operational requirements at the Headquarters for the U.S. Air Force.[2]


In 1968, while serving in the military, the general graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree. He then in 1972 graduated from squadron officer school. He got both his masters degree in business administration and finished the Air Command Staff College in 1982. Finally, in 1988 he graduated from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Military career[edit]

In 1966 Marshal Ward enlisted in the air force. Later, he graduated from Florida State University after participating in the Airman's Education and Commissioning Program. He was commissioned Lieutenant after he completed Officer Training School in 1969. He has held numerous assignments in weather forecasting, hurricane reconnaissance, airlift operations, command and control operations, communications, space and missile plans and policy, acquisition program management, and operational requirements.[3]

Post-military career[edit]

After retiring from the air force in 2001, Ward joined BAE Systems, serving as the vice president and general manager for the Electronics and Space Systems business area of BAE Systems. In this position, he was partially responsible for the founding of the business area. In his position he successfully facilitated the growth of the business area to US$270m in revenue. Later, he left BAE Systems and joined Integral Systems as a Chief Operating Officer.[4]


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