General William Cooley Biography

Major General William Cooley also known as Bill Cooley is a United States personality who served as a United States Air Force major general. Earlier in this position, he served as the commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory. But, after the allegations came to be true by the investigation of the department, the general was fired from his departmental job because of the sexual assault against his sister-in-law.

General William Cooley Wiki

A residence of New York, William should be born during the 1970s. His mother’s name is Eleanor Cooley while his brother is Thomas Cooley. General William Cooley comes from a background of a highly educated family. He has developed a long educational life from 1988 to 2011. He first entered the air force in 1988 through an educational program. Side by side he received his education and the practices of the air force.


He started with a Bachelor of Science in 1988 from New York, Masters of Science in 1990 from the University of New Mexico, went through Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., Doctor of Philosophy (1997), joined the Air Force and Staff College (2003), National War College (2007), Defense Systems Management College (2008), Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (2009), and lastly the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (2011).


Major General William Cooley began his Air Force career in 1988 after receiving his education through the ROTC program after graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a degree in mechanical engineering. Later in 1990 he received his master’s and entered active duty while going through Doctor of Philosophy in engineering physics. Major General William Cooley went through a variety of technical management, staff, and leadership positions while being in the commanding group and wing level. He remained a staff officer at the Warrior Preparation Center, Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany.

He remained a commander and worked at Air Force Research Laboratory and was responsible for $2.5 billion-plus $2.3 billion for Air Force Science and Technology Program and Research and Development respectively. While being in the position at the research laboratory, he was responsible for managing the government workforce of around 6K people. He was awarded at least 4 different medals including Air Force Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Air Force Achievement medal. Despite this, he has been honored with three other rewards including the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, and the Legion of Merit.


General William Cooley, who is on the line of losing all of his benefits and stars, faced a court-martial in April 2022. He has been charged with three counts of allegations because of the sexual assault against his sister-in-law. Cooley accepted his assault for forcibly kissing his sister-in-law and asking for her for a trip after both of them attended a family barbecue. It is the first time in history that any general has been taken for court-martial. The victim, Cooley’s brother’s wife, revealed that she was asked about the ride after drinking at a barbecue in New Mexico in 2018.

During the ride, Cooley who was having aspirations of having sex with her allegedly pressed her, kissed her, and groped her through her clothes. The decision of the court is still pending and is expected to be revealed by 25th April, Monday. Cooley was fired from his research laboratory position in January 2020 after an investigation by the Air Force and since then he has been involved in administrative jobs.

William T. Cooley (General) Biography

Real Name William Bill Cooley
Birth Date 1970s
Age (as of 2022) 50s
Birth Place New York, United States
Nationality American
Profession Air Force Major General
Religion Christianity
Sun sign

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 175 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 87 kg  –  in Pounds –  191 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Mother Eleanor Cooley
Brother One (Thomas Cooley)


School Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
College University of New Mexico, Air Force Institute of Technology

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Not Known
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Although it is not clear who is the wife of Major General William Cooley, it is certain that he has a wife and must be the one who often resembles on his social media profile. Many of the details of General William Cooley have been kept in the dark like his sibling’s name, his parent’s name, his wife’s name, and his children’s names. Only one thing is certain he has now been involved in the sexual assault because of which he could get at least 7 years of imprisonment.

General William Cooley Net Worth

It is for sure that Major General William Cooley was earning quite well because of his only profession as an Air Force commander. He has gone through many rewards, accolades, and honors. All of his benefits, honors, rewards, and accolades are supposed to be taken from him. For the moment, General William Cooley’s net worth is estimated to be around $500k.

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