Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Blog
Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. is Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. He is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel. His command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, a numbered air force and Air University. AETC trains more than 293,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 67,900 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors, and 1,369 trainer, fighter and mobility aircraft. General Rice is a 1978 distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The general has significant experience in combat and contingency operations, to include commanding bomber operations during the first four months of Operation Enduring Freedom. The general is a command pilot with more than 3,900 flying hours in the B-1B, B-52G/H, E-3, B-2, KC-135, C-130H, T-37 and T-38. All Spartan students are invited to attend a presentation with General Rice on Wednesday, July 24th, at 2:45 at the Main Campus Auditorium. Please join us in force as we welcome General Rice to Spartan.