Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin US Army (Ret.) served primarily in Delta Force and Special Forces assignments during his 36-year career in the Army, which culminated with appointment as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence in the Pentagon, overseeing the gathering and exploitation of intelligence during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is an original member of the Army’s elite Delta Force and participated in almost all of the U.S.’s special operations since 1979, including the Desert One hostage-rescue attempt in Iran in 1980, Panama in 1989, and the invasion of Grenada in 1983, where he was wounded by a .50 caliber machine-gun round through the chest. Gen. Boykin attended the Armed Forces Staff College, Army War College and received his Masters Degree at Shippensburg University. His badges include the Master Parachutist Badge, Military Freefall Badge, Ranger Tab and Special Forces Tab. Medals and awards include: the Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and two Purple Hearts (with Oak Leaf Cluster).