Mr. Edward Melton Biography

Mr. Ted Melton assumed duties as the Director of the International Army Programs Directorate (IAPD), Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) on 27 July 2010 after serving as Deputy Chief of the TRADOC Commanding General's Planning Group.

In his current position he is responsible for coordinating and executing TRADOC Security Cooperation activities to build partnerships and foster greater interoperability in support of CSA and Army Service Component Command objectives. Additionally, Mr. Melton's directorate is charged with generating concepts and identifying the future capabilities the Army requires for Building Partner Capacity.

After graduating from North Carolina State University in 1985, Mr. Melton was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force on 5 June 1987 and went on to serve just over 20 years active duty before his retirement on 1 October 2007.

Mr. Melton culminated his active duty Air Force career as Director of the Air Combat Command, Commander's Action Group. Other notable assignments include Deputy Chief of Checkmate Division, the Air Staff's premier operational and strategic planning organization and executive agent for all operational Air Force Special Programs. While on active duty, Mr. Melton also participated in stability and peacekeeping operations in Bosnia in 1997 and served as a member of the Combined Air Operations Center during Operation Allied Force in 1999.

He is a graduate of Squadron Officers School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. Mr. Melton returned to North Carolina State University to complete a Master of Science degree in 1994. He is also a graduate of the TRADOC Senior Leader Development Program receiving executive education certifications in public leadership from both the Brookings Institute and the United States Office of Personnel Management. In addition to his military awards and decorations, Mr. Melton is the recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Director, International Army Programs Directorate