Gen. (Ret.) Ralph E. Eberhart '68

General (Ret.) Eberhart is the President and Chairman of the Armed Forces Benefit Association (AFBA) Board of Directors, an organization that provides life insurance and financial services to military personnel, federal employees, and civilians. He is also the Chairman of 5Star Bank and 5Star Life Insurance Company. In addition, General Eberhart serves on the boards of several privately and publicly held companies, including ARINC, Jacobs Engineering, Rockwell Collins, Triumph Group, and VSE, and non-profit organizations, such as Segs4Vets. He has previously served on the Association of Graduates Board of Directors and is currently a Trustee for the Falcon Foundation. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1968, General Eberhart's active duty military career spanned 36 years, culminating with his assignment as Commander, U.S. Northern Command, and Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Peterson Air Force Base. General Eberhart is the recipient of the National Football Foundation's Tom Lombardo Leadership Award (2001), the General Thomas D. White United States Air Force Space Trophy (2001), the General Bernard A. Schriever Award (2007), and the Kent Leadership Award (2008). General Eberhart is the recipient of the Academy’s Distinguished Graduate Award.