James (Jim) Cronin

Edwin Peterson

Hall of Fame Class of 1996

Edwin Peterson has been responsible for the development, daily operation, management, and evaluation of Air Force and interservice adult continuing education and training programs at installation, intermediate command, Major Air Command, and regional levels for over 35 years. In 1972, he became Chief, Education and Training, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. As executive agent for adult voluntary education in the United States Pacific Command, he is responsible for the largest and most diverse adult continuing education program in the Department of Defense. He is responsible for 36 continuing education programs that serve over 120,000 U.S. military personnel and civilian employees throughout the Pacific. He is also responsible for Pacific Air Forces' technical training, professional military education, and professional continuing education programs for over 44,000 U.S. Air Force personnel and the K-12 education of their dependents. His many accomplishments, in a career that began in 1958, have been recognized by many awards and honors that include numerous achievement awards from the Strategic Air Command, the Community College of the Air Force, the Adult Education Association of the USA, Department of the Air Force, and the National University Continuing Education Association.