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MDAA Alerts

August 13, 2018

Put on Notice

Last week, at the hub of the nation’s Missile Defense Engineering and Research community, the newly appointed Under Secretary position by the Department of Defense for all Research and Engineering – to include the Missile Defense Agency – the Honorable Dr. Michael Griffin put forward why our nation is failing to compete with our near peers… read more

August 10, 2018

Give Me Some Space

Yesterday, the Department of Defense released its Space Force Report 1601. Following the release, Patrick Shanahan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense participated in a media roundtable on the space force. “Space force is about concentrating resources so we can go faster. This is how we will retire risk, build standards, grow capacity, and incrementally deploy National… read more

August 9, 2018

“I Sleep Well at Night”

“The US Strategic Command is the most powerful command on the planet, 162,000 people under that command coming to work everyday doing work by themselves, work with our allies, work with our partners, work with our friends, doing all the things they have to do.” – General John Hyten In the epicenter for missile defense in… 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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