Edward Sleeper currently works at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) in the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) as chief of the Workforce Management and Compliance division. He is also responsible for security cooperation workforce development program requirements.
Ed joined DSCA in 2013 as an Army Lieutenant Colonel as the Army International Programs analyst. He was responsible for developing and managing processes to accomplish successful Army defense article transfers, and provided technical and operational expertise on Army weapons and doctrine.
Ed was commissioned into the United States Army in 1998 through the ROTC program at the University of Maine. Following graduation, he served in a variety of assignments in the Transportation Branch, to include Command of a Forward Support Company in the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, Ft Campbell, KY; Senior Small Group Instructor at the United States Army Logistics Management College, Ft Lee, VA; and Brigade Logistics Support Team Chief supporting the 4th Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, Ft Campbell, KY and Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. Ed retired from active duty, after 26years, on April 30, 2017.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal w/ three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/ four oak leaf clusters, Navy Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, South West Asia Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ four stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon with "5" device, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with star, NATO Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait), Office of the Secretary of Defense Badge, Combat Action Badge and the highly coveted Air Assault Badge.
Ed holds a Master of Science in Education from Kansas State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Husson University. He is also a graduate of the Command and General Staff College.