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MDAA Alerts

January 29, 2015

World Hungry for Missile Defense, U.S. Soldiers Paying the Price

MDAA Press Release: The international demand on U.S. Patriot Missile Defense Battalions is exhausting American Air Defense Soldiers and hindering much needed upgrades and modernization to the Patriot Systems, said Riki Ellison, Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in a statement on Wednesday. The U.S. Army has 15 Patriot Battalions stretched thin by ongoing… read more

January 28, 2015

Too Much Demand and Not Enough Supply

As a missile defense equipped member of NATO, Spain has sent one of its Patriot Air and Missile Defense units to Turkey to relieve its NATO partner. The Spanish force will join the two U.S. and two German Patriots Batteries that have been in the region since 2013 to defend and deter ballistic missile threats… read more

January 23, 2015

Who’s in Charge

We welcome the 114th Congress, as there are significant changes in makeup of our key national security committees, including the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, and the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees. These committees are responsible for setting the budgets and policies that would keep our nation’s air and missile defense systems modernized… read more

Alert Archives

Defenders of the Year

FC2 Bartholomew Ringer

FC2 Ringer was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Navy. Bartholomew Ringer graduated from Parkway North High School in West County, St. Louis, MO in 1999. He attended the University of Evansville, IN and the University of Missouri before pursuing a career in the U.S. Navy. In 2010 he… read more

SSG Norman D. Perkins III

SSG Perkins was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. National Guard. SSG Perkins’s initial enlistment was December 3, 1986. After graduating from Basic Training and Advance Individual Training, SSG Perkins was stationed at Fort Riley, KS where he served for over three years as a Track Vehicle Mechanic with… read more

SSG MichaelSean McSherry

SSG McSherry was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Army. SSG McSherry is a subject matter expert for nearly every aspect of Patriot Air and Missile Defense. His in-depth knowledge of launchers, up-range operations, and system maintenance has been invaluable to the success of his unit. McSherry has certified… read more

Lt Col Jerry Frazier

Lt Col Frazier was selected as the 2014 Missile Defender of the Year for the U.S. Air Force. Lt Col Jerry Frazier is the Division Chief, Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) for Headquarters Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. He leads the U.S. joint command and control, missile defense… read more

Mission Statement

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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