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MDAA Alerts

December 12, 2018

Standing Tall to All

The United States territory of Guam stands tall, unafraid, and alone as an island in the second island chain of the Pacific. A seven hour flight to Hawaii and a four hour flight to Japan, Guam has been built with strategic infrastructure to project air, sea, marine, and army power to support the national security of the… read more

December 11, 2018

A Power Statement

In the midst of a big week of power statements from the Department of Defense and the White House, and with strategic analysis on the direction the Department of Defense (DOD) is heading, perhaps the biggest statement took place last night off the coast of Hawaii, with the second successful intercept test in the last month and a half of the… read more

December 10, 2018

We Make History

This past weekend, the President announced in a tweet his personal pick, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, to be the United States 20th Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). General Milley will replace General Joseph Dunford, who became Chairman in October 2015. Both of these great leaders are cut from the… 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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