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Major General Edison Earl Scholes Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who's Who

Major General Scholes has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the military

    FRANKLIN, TN, May 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Major General Edison Earl Scholes is a celebrated Marquis Who's Who biographee. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Major General Scholes a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, he celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.

About Major General Edison Earl Scholes
Major General Scholes served 35 years in the U.S. Army in key leadership positions from platoon leader to deputy commanding general of XVIII Airborne Corps, Third U.S. Army, and a major NATO command. He has served in Infantry, Airborne Infantry, Special Forces, and Ranger units, to include four combat tours in three conflicts. He led the 18th Airbourne Corps. into Operation Just Cause in Panama and into Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia. Primary theater of interest since 1980 has been the Middle East. He retired from active military in 1996 as Major General to assume a position as Program General Manager of Army supervised contract to provide training and support to the Saudi Arabian National Guard. After six and a half years in Saudi Arabia, he returned to the U.S. in 2002 as a private consultant. Since June 2002, he has worked as a private contractor for several U.S firms, which involved defense related work in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Algeria, Columbia, Peru, Bolivia and USA.

In addition to his status as Lifetime Achiever, Major General Scholes received the following honors and awards:
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star Medal w/Valor Device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star Medal for Combat Service and 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Purple Heart Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Medal (6 awards)
Army Commendation Medal w/Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster
National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 6 Campaign Stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 3 Campaign Stars
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (3 awards)
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Silver Star and Bronze Star
Vietnam Service Medal
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award
Vietnamese Gallantry Cross Medal w/ Palm Unit Award

An honoree of the University of North Georgia Hall of Fame and the Army Ranger Hall of Fame, Major General Scholes has been a featured listee in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World. He was inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans' Hall of Fame (for Valor) in 2015. He also received the Daughters of the American Revolution (Atlanta) Medal of Honor for 2009, a Certificate from Georgia Governor Zell Miller with appointment as Honorary Aide de Camp to Governor Zell Miller (January 14, 1991), a Certificate from Georgia House of Representatives containing House Resolution with Commendation for long and distinguished record of military service (August 30, 1991), a Certificate of Training and Award of 1st Dan Black Belt from World Headquarters of Tae Kwon Do, Kukkiwon, South Korea (June 28, 1977), a Certificate/Proclamation from the Secretary of State of the State of Georgia, Brian P. Kemp, proclaiming Edison Earl Scholes as an Outstanding Georgia Citizen (November, 7, 2015), the Georgia Certificate of Honor for service in Vietnam from Governor Nathan Deal and Commissioner of Veterans Services, Mike Roby (March 30, 2015).

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Major General Edison Earl Scholes has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit to view this distinguished honor.

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