Old soldiers never die; they just go back to work

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland.

Ron Edwards may not have nine lives, but he sure challenges the observation ofGeneral Douglas MacArthur who said before the US Congress in 1951 that “Old soldiersnever die; they just fade away.” Instead of fading away after spending more than 20 years in the US Air Force, Lt. Col. Edwards retired in 1987 to start a new career. Armed with a master’s degree in management and experience in the USAF working on advanced technologies – from cryptology to logistics – it was natural that hewould explore technology-related business opportunities in his new life. He began with a five-year stint developing unmanned aerial vehiclesfor a defense contractor.

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