Edward Levell, Jr.


 

Preferred Name: Eddie

Nickname/Call Sign: Steady

Date of Birth: April 2, 1931

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel

Hometown: Jacksonville, AL

Biography

Edward Levell Jr. was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1953 and advanced through grades to the level of Colonel in 1978. Eddie held various flight training, air operations and command positions from  1953-1969.
He held the position of Commander of the cadet group, then deputy commandant of the cadet wing at the United States Air Force Academy from 1969-1973. Later he became Deputy Commander, Vice Commander, and Wing Commander of the 1st special operations wing USAF from 1973-1977. Edward Levell, Jr went on to become Wing Commander of the 58th tactical air command training wing from 1977-1978.  Later he became Vice Commander/Commander of the 20th air division, from 1978-1983. Col. Levell retired, in 1983.
Civilian Life
Edward Levell, Jr served as Deputy Aviation Commissioner in the City of Chicago Department Aviation from 1983-1989 and then in 1989 became the Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance and Administration for City of New Orleans Department of Aviation until 1990. From 1990 1992 he served as  Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations and maintenance, becoming the Director of Aviation until 1999. Levell retired in 2000.
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Units Assigned

34th Tactical Fighter Squadron,  George AFB, CA
417th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Toul Rosier; Ramstein AB, Germany
428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Vietnam
58th Tactical Training Wing, Luke AFB, AZ
90th Tactical Fighter Squadron,  Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
 Meritorious Service Medal (2)
 Air Medal (8)
 Air Force Commendation Medal
Distinguished Service Award Jacksonville, AL
State of Florida Commission Human Relations Award for Special Recognition
Distinguished Service Award City of Chicago Department of Aviation
Air Force Association Special Citation of Merit
Inducted into Tuskegee University Hall of Fame

Military Education

1974 Master in Management, Industrial College/Air War College

Civilian Education

1953 Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee Institute
1972 Master of Arts/Urban Sociology, University Northern Colorado

Biography

Biography

Edward Levell Jr. was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 1953 and advanced through grades to the level of Colonel in 1978. Eddie held various flight training, air operations and command positions from  1953-1969.
He held the position of Commander of the cadet group, then deputy commandant of the cadet wing at the United States Air Force Academy from 1969-1973. Later he became Deputy Commander, Vice Commander, and Wing Commander of the 1st special operations wing USAF from 1973-1977. Edward Levell, Jr went on to become Wing Commander of the 58th tactical air command training wing from 1977-1978.  Later he became Vice Commander/Commander of the 20th air division, from 1978-1983. Col. Levell retired, in 1983.
Civilian Life
Edward Levell, Jr served as Deputy Aviation Commissioner in the City of Chicago Department Aviation from 1983-1989 and then in 1989 became the Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance and Administration for City of New Orleans Department of Aviation until 1990. From 1990 1992 he served as  Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations and maintenance, becoming the Director of Aviation until 1999. Levell retired in 2000.
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Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

34th Tactical Fighter Squadron,  George AFB, CA
417th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Toul Rosier; Ramstein AB, Germany
428th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cannon AFB, NM
522nd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Vietnam
58th Tactical Training Wing, Luke AFB, AZ
90th Tactical Fighter Squadron,  Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam

Flight Info

F-100

Awards

 Legion of Merit
 Distinguished Flying Cross (2)
 Meritorious Service Medal (2)
 Air Medal (8)
 Air Force Commendation Medal
Distinguished Service Award Jacksonville, AL
State of Florida Commission Human Relations Award for Special Recognition
Distinguished Service Award City of Chicago Department of Aviation
Air Force Association Special Citation of Merit
Inducted into Tuskegee University Hall of Fame

Military Education

1974 Master in Management, Industrial College/Air War College

Civilian Education

1953 Bachelor of Science, Tuskegee Institute
1972 Master of Arts/Urban Sociology, University Northern Colorado

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