Acting Director, Space and Missile Defense
Colonel Edward G. Ferguson is the Acting Director, Space and Missile Defense programs for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)). In this role, he is as a key member of the A&S Strategic, Space and Intelligence Portfolio Management acquisition team, providing guidance and recommendations on more than $9 billion in acquisition programs.
Col Ferguson began his Air Force career in 2001 as a Physicist after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines. He received his commission through ROTC Detachment 105 at the University of Colorado – Boulder. He has held a variety of acquisitions, ICBM combat crew and staff positions. Col Ferguson was a CSAF Blue Horizons Fellow, a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Service Chief’s Fellow, is a graduate of Naval War College Navy Command and Staff program as a Gravely Scholar, and graduate of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies.
Col Ferguson has deployed as the Executive Officer, 379th Expeditionary Mission Support Group in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM and Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, and as an Operations Analyst in the Strategy Division of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Air and Space Operations Center in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM.