Brig. Gen. Calvin H. Elam

April Honoree: Brig. Gen. Calvin H. Elam Air National Guard Brigadier General (Retired), Financial Advisor and Business & Civic Leader

Brigadier General Calvin Elam was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1980 and remained on active duty until 1986. He joined the South Carolina Air National Guard in 1986, and became a commissioned officer two years later after graduating from the Air National Guard’s Academy of Military Science. While serving his country, Elam also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business in Marketing, and graduated from the United States Air Force’s War College. He became the first African American to be promoted to the...Read Full Bio

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