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MDAA Alerts

October 18, 2018

Changing the Seas from Jersey

On October 27th, 2004, the United States put forth the first operational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability on its Ships with the Aegis BMD systems. It remains the best missile defense platform in the world today and is globally deployed on 38 Ships and 1 Land Site in Europe. 14 years later, Aegis BMD continues… read more

October 16, 2018

Trust but Verify

North Korea and a potential deal forthcoming received favorable comments from President Trump on 60 Minutes. The critical path forward by both governments is being put in place for the second round of peace denuclearization talks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Progress has been made in North Korea’s self destruction of test sites… read more

October 5, 2018

Team Building in the Sandbox

Our greatest capability in Arabia to best provide peace to its 51 million people from multiple tribes, nations, and cultures is our men and women of our Armed Forces deployed in the region. As the United States downsizes its capacity in the region as a result of winning and deescalating the conflicts in Operation Inherent Resolve and… read more

Alert Archives

Defenders of the Year

Captain Jason Brewer, National Guard

Captain Jason Brewer entered the U.S. Army in 2008 and had his first assignment with Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment U.S. Army Alaska XO/S1 at Fort Richardson, Alaska. In 2016, CPT Brewer became the Missile Defense Operations Chief at the 100th Missile Defense Brigade in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 2017, as the Brigade Missile Defense Operations… read more

Lieutenant Colonel Rocco Angiolelli, United States Air Force

Lieutenant Colonel Rocco J. Angiolelli is the Chief, Defensive Operations, 603rd Air Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. In this capacity, he leads seven Airmen responsible for the real-time monitoring and execution of air and space power missions. His plans, coordinates and executes combined/joint theater missile defense for both USEUCOM and USAFRICOM areas of responsibility,… read more

First Lieutenant Benjamin Schiff, United States Army

First Lieutenant Benjamin E. Schiff was born in Nephi, UT and grew up in Detroit, MI. In 2008, he enlisted in the United States Army as a 36B, Financial Management Specialist. In 2014, he commissioned as an Air Defense Artillery Officer through the United States Military Academy at West Point. 1LT(P) Schiff’s first assignment beginning… read more

Chief Petty Officer Zachary Quirk, United States Navy

Chief Petty Officer Zachary Quirk enlisted in the Navy in June 2011 and completed Recruit Training in Great Lakes, Illinois. After graduating from Fire Controlman class “A” school, he then completed SPY-1 B/BV/D training at Aegis Training and Readiness Center, Dahlgren, Virginia. In 2017, CPO Quirk volunteered as an Individual Augmentee to the Combined Air… read more

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MDAA’s mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States, its armed forces and its allies against missile threats.

MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to educate the American public about missile defense issues and to recruit, organize, and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. We are a non-partisan membership-based and membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity.

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