William Edwards assists The Boeing Company with over $10 million of its charitable giving annually, with a primary focus on Boeing's grantmaking in its international communities. A former Legislative Assistant for both Foreign Relations and Veterans' Affairs for U.S. Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, he was the lead staffer for Senator Webb's Post-9/11 G.I. Bill legislation, which became law on June 30, 2008. For these efforts he was recognized by The Military Coalition as one of two recipients of their 2008 Freedom Award, presented annually to Congressional staff whose efforts have done the most to improve the lives of the military and their families. He is a a veteran of four combat zone deployments as a U.S. Army officer, including Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000, company command during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-2004, and most recently as a civil affairs officer with U.S. Army Central in 2010. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Georgia. He lives in Chicago with his wife Anna, a Truman Partner.done the most to improve the lives of the military and their families. He also has civilian experience in defense technology contracting and procurement. This is his fourth military deployment, including tours as a company commander in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, and as a staff officer in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1999-2000. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Georgia.
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