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Brigadier General (Ret.)

Will Sparrow
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors

Brigadier General William Sparrow served as the Assistant Adjutant  General-Air and Air Component Commander, Joint Force Headquarters, Montgomery, Alabama. In this position, he commanded all units of the  Alabama Air National Guard and served as the key advisor to the Adjutant  General of Alabama on all matters relating to the air mission.

Brig. Gen. Sparrow is a Princeton, New Jersey native and earned his  Bachelor of Science in Finance from the College of New Jersey. In 1985,  he earned his commission through Officer Training School, where he was a  distinguished graduate. He attended undergraduate pilot training at  Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi and went on to fly the F-16 at  Luke AFB, Arizona. Since joining the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th  FW in 2001, the General has supported over 100 combat missions and flown  over more than 450 combat hours in support of Operations Noble Eagle  and Iraqi Freedom. Brig Gen Sparrow has also deployed in support of  Operations Provide Comfort and Northern Watch and flown in operations  over Bosnia. Brig Gen Sparrow has over 4500 hours in the F-16 Fighting  Falcon. Prior to his assignment, the General served as the  Commander of the 187th Fighter Wing, Dannelly Field, Alabama.  General Sparrow is currently continuing his career as a Boeing 777 First Officer at FedEx.

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