Episode 6 – A 4-Star General’s Mission To Endeavor

When you grow up with an airport as your backyard view, you just might dream of flying. Learn how this young boy’s dream of flying led him to discover a college that would be tuition-free and teach him how to fly! After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Chilton earned his wings and led an incredible career serving as an F-15 squadron weapons officer, instructor pilot, and flight commander until 1984 when selected for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School


In 1987 Kevin became a NASA astronaut. In 1992 and 1994 Chilton flew Space Shuttle Endeavour. In 1998 General Chilton resumed his career with the Air Force and earned his fourth star in 2006, assuming command of Air Force Space Command. 


General Chilton lives his life with three core values: Faith, Integrity, and Excellence. You will not leave this episode without becoming a better person. Kevin has a subtle mission to find excellence in everyone he meets. I can’t wait for you to meet General Chilton. 

Guest Bio:

U.S. Strategic Command Gen. Kevin P. Chilton

Kevin Patrick “Chilli” Chilton is a former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot. His last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from October 3, 2007 to January 28, 2011. Prior to his appointment to general officer ranks, Chilton spent 11 years of his military career as a NASA astronaut. He retired from the Air Force on February 1, 2011, after having achieved the highest rank of any military astronaut. On January 30, 2012, General Chilton was named to the board of directors of Orbital Sciences Corporation.


Born in Los Angeles, California, he graduated from St. Bernard High School, Playa del Rey, California, in 1972. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Sciences from the United States Air Force Academy in 1976, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University on a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977. He enjoys reading and all sports, including running, snow skiing, sailing, softball, and plays guitar.

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