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Byron L Giles

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Byron Giles
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Born (1974-01-27) January 27, 1974 (age 47)
Dover, Delaware, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service1997–2017
Unit95th Communications Squadron
35th Communications Squadron
917th Wing
307th Bomb Wing
AwardsMeritorious Service Medal

Byron L. Giles (January 27, 1974) is an American former basketball player and military officer in the U.S. Air Force.

He attended Washburn University in 1992-93 and attended University of Maryland Global Campus from 1999-2005 receiving a bachelor's and master's degree. He served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force. Giles received the Achievement Medal during his service and Air Force Commendation Medal prior to retirement.

Early life and education[edit]

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Washburn University Basketball 1992-93 NCAA Regional Champs

Byron Giles was born on January 27, 1974, to Ronald and Jonnita Giles. Both of Byron's parents served in the U.S. Air Force. Byron attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas after graduating in 1992 from Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas, NV. He played basketball in college for the Washburn Ichabods men's basketball [1] team under Coach Bob Chipman (basketball) during the 1992-93 season and made it to the Elite 8 of the 1993 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament.

In 1996, he was signed to play basketball professionally in Mexico Circuito Mexicano de Básquetbol (CIMEBA) league for Jalisco of Soles-Pacifico, now a member of Circuito de Baloncesto de la Costa del Pacifico (CIBACOPA) a FIBA Americas affiliate. Giles was second leading scorer and the team finished first with a record 13-2.[2]

Military Service[edit]

Captain Giles in the Battle of Bataan ceremony

Giles[3] joined the U.S. Air Force as within the Enlisted rank structure in 1997[4] and was selected to attended Air Force Officer Training School in 2006. He served in the Cyber Communications field for the majority of his career and as an Equal Opportunity director in his final 3 years.

While serving as a member of the United States Air Force Reserves[5], Giles served in a dual role as a Crew Commander for AFNetOps in the military capacity and as a Web Application developer for AFNetOps in the civilian capacity.

He participated as a development team lead and researcher for initial version RMVSNet40, an online resource for Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) members to research and apply for nationwide job vacancies.

During his time in the US military, Giles' authored the book Unleashing Your Harnessed Potential, a Purpose-centered education resource[6][7] for college and trade school students seeking to build work experience prior to leaving college[8].

Dates of rank[edit]

Insignia Rank Dates
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Airman First Class E-3 04 Feb 1997
Senior Airman E-4 12 Apr 1999
Staff Sergeant E-5 20 Sep 2003
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Second Lieutenant O-1E 16 Nov 2006
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First Lieutenant O-2E 16 Nov 2008
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Captain O-3E 16 Nov 2010


He retired from the U.S. Air Force on November 1, 2017.


Giles[9] developed a collaborative work experience startup[10] to coincide with his book to assist college and trade school students[11] in the Service Learning capacity[12].

He participated in the eCybermission [13] during 2012-2013 as a reviewer and in 2015 as a judge.

Byron and his wife Olivia own numerous real estate properties in NW Louisiana. They've recently formed a company named Giles Property Management Services[14].

Honors and awards[edit]

Captain Giles' military awards include the following –

Cyber Warfare Mission Badge
Air Force Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Service Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon

See also[edit]

Other articles of the topic Biography : Dom DeLuise, Charles John Duffy, John Lennon, Ken Ryker, Olivia O'Lovely, Al Stefanelli, Woodrow Wilson Barr
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  1. "Washburn Ichabods NCAA Div. II Regional Champions" (PDF). Washburn University Basketball. p. 110. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  2. "Professional Basketball Latin American". LatinBasket.Net. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. "Barksdale AFB Honors Bataan Survivors In Annual Ceremony". Shreveport Times. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  4. "A1C Giles Graduates From USAF Technical School". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  5. "Byron Giles vs Dept of Veterans Affairs". Courtlistener.com. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  6. "United States Copyright Office". Copyright Public Catalog. Retrieved 2020-08-21.
  7. "Company Profile: Valuation & Investors | PitchBook". pitchbook.com. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  8. "College Student Work Experience Builder Platform". Medium.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  9. "CrunchBase Profile". CrunchBase.com. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  10. "EdTech Startup Completes Virtual Accelerator". Yahoo. Retrieved 2020-09-12.
  11. "Finalist For Top Collaborative EdTech Platform". EdTech Digest Awards. Retrieved 2020-08-27.
  12. "Long-term Benefits of Vesting". Medium.com. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  13. Neal, Dennis. "Students fly 7,500 miles to compete in eCybermission competition". ARMY.MIL - The Official Homepage of the United States Army. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  14. "OpenCorporates". OpenCorporates.com. Retrieved 2020-09-15.

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