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CMSgt, USAF (retired) Michael Tedford
United States Air Force Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Michael W. Tedford served as the Chief, Air Force One Communications, Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, MD from June 1998 to July 2006.
As the Chief of Communications with the Air Force One mission, he managed, directed, and led a team of communications and electronics systems specialists to provide continuous communications for the President and senior White House Staff.
He developed, managed and planned upgrades to communications systems and operational procedures for all aircraft designated to support Air Force One mission roles.
Mike has held qualifications in EC-135C "Looking Glass", C-135B, C-20A/B, C-137B/C and VC-25A Special Air Mission aircraft and finished his flying career with more than 10,000 flying hours which took him to over 100 countries.
Mr. Tedford is now a Senior Consultant to an agency of the Federal Government.
His perspectives on the criticality of aeronautical communications in the business enterprise "day-to-day" as well as the senior executive command/control/communications arena are presented in this year's guest military speaker forum at Satcom Direct's 2012 Connecting With Customers.
Chief Master Sergeant Michael W. ...
Chief Master Sergeant Michael W. Tedford, formerly of Henderson, was honored at a retirement ceremony in his honor on May 23 at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland.Tedford, who joined the Air Force in 1976, served as the Chief, Air Force One Communications, Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing.As head of communications on Air Force One, he and his staff provided continuous communications for the president and the White House staff.More ...
Mid-South: Air Force One pilot has local ties
Chief Master Sergeant Mike Tedford helped direct Air Force One the day of the attack and accompanied President Bush as he traveled to Ground Zero.He's
life with his
grew up at Chester County High School
, where his
friends say he
didn't stand up much during his
high school days.
What a difference 25 years can make.About 95 percent of the time when the President travels , I'm traveling with him , said Tedford
Under former President Clinton and now President Bush , Sgt.Tedford
is in charge of all airborne communications on Air Force One , which includes managing a bank of over 85 telephones and communications with the Secret Service
wants to speak to the Prime Minister of England or the Chancellor of Germany , then it's my responsibility to make that happen..
is making something else happen - for the students at Chester County High , who now sit where he
once sat.It'll give us confidence that maybe one day we'll be just like him..
Friday was proclaimed Chief Master Sgt.
is in Henderson for his
25th High School class reunion.He could retire from the Air Force this year , but he says while America is on alert , he plans to continue to serve his country