Byron L Giles
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
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  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.
Giles joined the U.S. Air Force as within the Enlisted rank structure in 1997 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, 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 for college and trade school students seeking to build work experience prior to leaving college.
Dates of rank
|Airman First Class E-3||04 Feb 1997|
|Senior Airman E-4||12 Apr 1999|
|Staff Sergeant E-5||20 Sep 2003|
|Second Lieutenant O-1E||16 Nov 2006|
|First Lieutenant O-2E||16 Nov 2008|
|Captain O-3E||16 Nov 2010|
He retired from the U.S. Air Force on November 1, 2017.
He participated in the eCybermission  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.
Honors and awards
Captain Giles' military awards include the following –
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