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MDAA Alerts

April 19, 2018

Space, Hypersonic Glide, and Directed Energy

On Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee’s Strategic Forces Subcommittee held a hearing on the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Missile Defense and Missile Defeat Programs. Witnesses for the hearing were the Honorable John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, General Lori Robinson, Commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command,… read more

April 13, 2018

“Iran Has Direct Intent”

“Iran has direct intent to deliver and make operational an ICBM [Intercontinental Ballistic Missile] capability and they are doing it not only through their missile launch activity but through their space launch activity.” – Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves, Director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) In testimony on Wednesday, Lieutenant General Samuel Greaves was questioned… read more

April 10, 2018

Going Big and Being Big

A significant two weeks for Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) took place in Europe, with the historic magnitude of Poland air and missile defense capacity and capability purchase that directly confronts the Russian missile threat to Poland and NATO Europe. Romania, Sweden, the Baltic States, and other European countries are in step to follow… 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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