Col. Jeffrey Geraghty, Arnold Engineering Development Complex commander, administered the oath of office to newly-promoted Col. Jeffrey Burdette during a promotion ceremony Nov. 22 at the Arnold Lakeside Center on Arnold Air Force Base.
Burdette is the chief of the AEDC Test Systems Sustainment Division at Arnold. He assumed leadership of the division in August.
Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) was dedicated in June 1951 by President Harry Truman and named after 5-star General of the Air Force Henry 'Hap' Arnold, visionary leader of the Army Air Forces during World War II and the only airman to hold the 5-Star rank. Today the men and women of AEDC operate 68 test cells, facilities, ranges and offices located at Arnold AFB, Tenn.; Edwards AFB, and Ames Research Center, Calif.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Federal Research Center in White Oak, Md.; Hill AFB, Utah; Holloman AFB and Kirtland AFB, N.M.; Peterson AFB, Colo.; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Virtually every high performance flight system in use by the Department of Defense today and all NASA manned spacecraft have been tested by AEDC. Today, the Complex is testing the next generation of aircraft and space systems. For more information about AEDC, visit www.arnold.af.mil.