Edmonds Bob

Bob Edmonds

Senior Advisor
Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions Aerospace & Defense +1 (202) 243-8065
I enjoy looking for synergies between businesses and people in the dynamic, fast-paced, exciting aviation and defense market.

Bob is a Senior Advisor for Lincoln’s aerospace and defense (A&D) practice. He provides relevant market information about A&D programs to enhance the firm’s connectivity and understanding of the market and drive higher value and successful deals for its clients.

Bob brings 35 years of A&D industry experience having served in the U.S. Air Force and the private sector. For almost a decade, Bob worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House and the Pentagon. Selected for the White House Fellowship in 1995, Bob was a special assistant to the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and a member of President Clinton’s cabinet. He led the U.S. Air Force’s Senate Liaison office during a momentous period of congressional history after September 11 and handled congressional affairs with both the House and the Senate as a general officer.

Bob was the Chief Growth Officer for Elbit America from 2015 to early in 2024. Bob has served on the President’s Commission for White House Fellowships and is a past president of the board of directors for the White House Fellows Alumni Foundation and Association. In addition, Bob is a founding member of the Council of Sabers, a leadership and mentorship organization associated with the USAF Academy, and a founding member and co-chairman of the Best Buddies Virginia Advisory Board, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities

Bob earned a Master of Science in civil engineering from Columbia University as a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Master of Science in national security strategy from the National War College. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the USAF Academy and attended executive programs at Harvard Kennedy School. Bob holds a commercial pilot license and is a USAF command pilot.

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