Brigadier General (Retired) Trent H. Edwards is the Senior Vice President, Military and Community Development at the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Gen. Edwards entered the Air Force in 1990 after graduating from North Carolina A&T State University. He served in key Air Force and Secretary of Defense staff positions such as Aide de Camp to the Commander Air Education and Training Command and Senior Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller.
Gen. Edwards served 30 years as an active duty Airman and finished his career as the United States Air Force Director of Budget Operations and Personnel. Prior to that assignment, he was the Comptroller and Programmer for Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He has commanded two Air Force Wings, including the largest training wing in the Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base, and the 42nd Air Base Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base from 2012-2014. Upon retirement, Gen. Edwards returned to Montgomery, Alabama with his family to continue serving in a city he calls his “adopted home”, and the best hometown in the Air Force.