Episode 179:

A Four-Star General’s Insight into Military Expertise in the Boardroom, with William Shelton

Jun 1, 2022 | Boardroom Bound

Exploring military impact in the boardroom.

About this episode



While there are many traditional paths to the boardroom, there is one undervalued background area that can be an asset in the boardroom. As William Shelton joins us today, he shares the advantage of ex-military personnel contributing strategy in the boardroom.


William “Willie” Shelton is an independent consultant. He also serves on several corporate boards including Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.; and Voyager Space Holdings. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Thirty Group.

General Shelton retired as Commander, Air Force Space Command, in September 2014. During

his career, he commanded space operations units at every level and held staff positions in a wide range of Air Force and Department of Defense organizations. In his final assignment, he led a team of over 40,000 at Air Force Space Command to provide space and cyberspace operational forces, as well as acquisition of space systems.


In today’s episode, William dives into the transition from the military to the boardroom. You won’t want to miss this episode of Boardroom Bound!


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