Major General (Ret) Ed Wilson recently retired from nearly four decades of government service and founded Pinnacle Strategic Consulting, LLC, which is focused on consulting, board service and public speaking in areas related to cyber, space and intelligence.
He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and as a senior government political appointee in the Department of Defense. General Wilson commanded at all levels from squadron to Numbered Air Force during his three-plus decades in the military putting him at the forefront of cyber and space operations. He then served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy supporting the Secretary of Defense and other senior government leaders with policies, strategies and plans to guide DoD’s operations in cyberspace.
General Wilson graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and earned a M.S. in electrical/computer engineering from Northeastern University, and a M.A. in airpower art and science from the Air Force’s School of Advanced Airpower Studies.
Ed has been married to Lisa for 34 years, they have two grown children.
Collectively, the Shift5 team includes leading cybersecurity experts, accomplished analysts and developers, military and government backgrounds, authors, pattern-makers, and more. There’s a lot that makes us unique, but together, we’re united around the shared vision of solving the most pressing cybersecurity issues for trains, planes, and tanks and like to have fun doing it.