The Value of Space to the Warfighter Command and Control (C2) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

The Marshall Institute is pleased to provide video sponsorship for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ seminars entitled “The Friday Space Group: The Value of Space to the Warfighter” on Capitol Hill. On April 5, the series featured a discussion focusing on Command and Control (C2) and Space Situational Awareness (SSA).

Leading the discussion will be:

Lt Gen John W. “Jay” Raymond, Commander 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command and Commander, Joint Functional Component for Space, Vandenberg Air Force Base leads more than 20,500 personnel responsible for providing missile warning, space superiority, space situational awareness, satellite operations, space launch and range operations.

Colonel John Wagner is the Commander of the Joint Space Operations Center, or JSpOC at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The JSpOC is the central node for operational level command and control of the Department of Defense’s space assets. The unit provides Space Situational Awareness to senior military leaders and ensures combatant commanders have the space support needed to meet theater objectives

Colonel Erik Bowman is the Deputy Commander of the Space Superiority Systems Directorate at the Space & Missiles Center in Los Angeles. In this position, he assists with directing and equiping US forces with space control systems to gain, maintain, and exploit space superiority. He assists in managing a multi-billion-dollar budget and helps to lead a 350-person program office and 1,000-person industry team at multiple locations throughout the country to support operational systems worldwide.

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