The American College Congratulates General Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, USAF (Ret.), Recipient of the 2015 Soldier-Citizen Award

Jul 20, 2015, 08:26 ET from The American College of Financial Services

BRYN MAWR, Pa., July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services, recently announced that General Ralph E. "Ed" Eberhart, USAF (Ret.) will receive the 2015 Soldier-Citizen Award.  Eberhart, a retired four-star Air Force General, will receive the award during a ceremony in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in August.  "General Eberhart followed his illustrious military career with a spectacular career in the financial services industry," said Ted Digges, the Executive Director of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs and Chair of the selection committee. "We are proud to honor such an individual with this award."

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, General  Eberhart's active duty military career spanned 36 years with his last assignment as Commander, U.S. Northern Command and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He is also a command pilot with more than 5,000 flight hours.

General Eberhart is currently President and Chairman of The Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA).  In addition, he serves as Chairman of 5-Star Bank and 5-Star Life Insurance Company, as well as on the board of several privately and publicly held companies including TERMA, Jacobs Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Triumph Group, VSE, and non-profit organizations such as Segs4Vets. He previously served on the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates Board of Directors, is currently a Trustee for the Falcon Foundation, and is a director on the board of the USAFA Endowment.

The Soldier-Citizen Award was established in 2014 to recognize extraordinary individuals who have served honorably in the United States military, achieved success in the financial services industry, and who have selflessly given back to society and their community.

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