Admiral Leon "Bud" Edney, U.S. Navy (Ret.), according to his JINSA Advisory Board profile, "a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, was commissioned an Ensign in 1957 following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy. He earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1963."
After a long military career, in May 1990 "Admiral Edney assumed his duties as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic, and Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command.
"Admiral Edney's personal awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal with gold star, the Legion of Merit with two gold stars, Distinguished Flying Cross with four gold stars, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal with gold numeral 8 and bronze numeral 30, Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with gold star, as well as various campaign and unit awards. During his career he has accumulated more than 5,600 flight hours, flown 340 combat sorties, and made more than 1,000 carrier landings."
Admiral Edney, who served as a White House Fellow in 1970, retired from the U.S. Navy in 1999. 
- Golden Circle, United States Committee for a Free Lebanon
- Board Member, Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation
- Jason Vest, "The Men From JINSA and CSP," The Nation, September 2, 2002.