SMDC/ARSTRAT operations

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 - Forces
 - Technology Integration
 - Space Exploration

Operational Chain of Command

Commanding General USSTRATCOM
GEN C. Robert "Bob" Kehler
CSM Patrick Z. Alston

Commanding General SMDC/ARSTRAT
LTG Richard P. Formica
CSM Larry S. Turner

Deputy Commander for Operations SMDC/ARSTRAT
COL James. H. Jenkins

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

CPT Darin Lindon
1SG Joshua Ochs

1st Space Brigade

1st Space Brigade
COL James R. Meisinger
CSM Thomas Eagan

53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON)
LTC Karen J. Roe
CSM Oree J. White Jr.

1st Space Battalion
LTC Patrick J. Mullin
CSM Virgil Ebrecht

117th Space Battalion
LTC Martin L. Bortolutti (COARNG)
CSM Joseph A. Thill

100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD)

100th Missile Defense Brigade
COL Edward Hildreth
CSM Russell A. Hamilton

49th Missile Defense Bn
LTC Joseph L. Miley
CSM John Drew

Army Astronaut Detachment

COL Robert S. Kimbrough
COL Mark Vande Hei

Operational Elements

Command Group
1st Space Brigade
1st Space Battalion
53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON)
COARNG Space Support Battalion
100th Missile Defense Brigade
49th Missile Defense Battalion
U.S. Army NASA Detachment

Associated Elements
 - FWC
 - TSM


Mission, Vision & Goal

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT – a diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, USSTRATCOM, COCOMs/ASCCs; in synch with JFCC-IMD  Read More...

Command Goal
To provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan for and integrate those capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) missions.


Events & Conferences

August 13-16
15th Space and Missile Defense Conference

July 30-August 2
Army Space Cadre Symposium

July 30-August 2
National Fire Control Symposium

October 22-24
AUSA Annual Meeting and Expo