JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- The Air Force Civil Engineer Center welcomed its new director during a change of leadership ceremony here Oct. 29.
Terry G. Edwards, a member of the senior executive service, becomes the center’s fourth director since the organization activated in 2012. As a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, AFCEC executes civil engineering services in construction, energy, environment, housing, operations, planning, real property, and readiness and emergency management around the globe.
“This is a great time for AFIMSC and the civil engineering community, because Terry not only brings years of leadership and experience as a career civil engineer, but also a great understanding and appreciation for the AFIMSC enterprise,” said Maj. Gen. Brad Spacy in announcing Edwards as the new director.
“I look forward to taking AFCEC to the next level as part of the AFIMSC enterprise and supporting the Air Force and the missions the country has asked us to support,” Edwards said.
A career civil engineer, he replaces Edwin Oshiba who transitioned to Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon to become director of resource integration for the deputy chief of staff for logistics, engineering and force protection.
Upon graduating from Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Edwards served in a variety of CE leadership positions while on active duty for 10 years and in the Reserve until he retired in 2005.
He most recently served as the Executive Director for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. He was director of the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment posturing the unit for its merger with the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency and Air Force Real Property Agency to form a single CE field operating agency called the Air Force Civil Engineer Center.
Edwards will lead an organization of more than 1,900 people responsible for providing responsive, flexible full-spectrum installation engineering services. The center’s directorates support the CE enterprise from JBSA and Tyndall AFB, Florida, ensuring military and civilian civil engineers are supported at more than 75 locations worldwide.
He said he’ll carry on the legacy of past directors to continue the support of not only providing what civil engineers need on the ground, but what they need to excel in their careers.
“I thank Mr. Oshiba for his leadership as it laid the foundation put in place with AFCEC over the last eight months that he has been here,” he said. “I know that it is going to propel us to bigger and greater things. We are all warfighters. We have a role to play in the defense of our nation and preserving freedom by providing not only Airmen but our joint services with what they need to be the best prepared to accomplish the mission and it is what installation support is all about.”
Headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, the center has seven directorates. The environmental, facilities engineering, installations, and planning & integration directorates operate on JBSA; the energy, operations, and readiness and emergency management directorates operate at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
For more information about AFCEC, visit www.afcec.af.mil.