Lieutenant General Bowlds received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and Master's Degrees from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and University of Dayton in Engineering Management. Ted is also a graduate of the Air Force Test Pilot School's Flight Test Engineer course. Throughout his 36 years on active duty, he held a variety of leadership positions in numerous acquisition programs. These include the F-117, B-2, Advance Medium Range Air to Air Missile, C-130J, T-6, C-5, and the C-17. General Bowlds also served as the Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. His last assignment was the Commander of the Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom. Since retiring, Ted divides his time between teaching at the University of Tennessee and aerospace consulting.