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MDAA Alerts

July 19, 2018

Back to the Future

1980’s Russian fears and insecurity have serendipitously resurfaced earlier this week on the United States future initiatives in space, to include the “Space Force” and global missile defense, that could economically bankrupt Russia should they compete to overcome the obsolescence of their existing systems. President Putin is now offering, for the second time over the past decade,… read more

July 13, 2018

Skin in the Game

The total defense spending of all NATO member states is estimated to be $936 billion this year. The U.S. makes up about 67% of it, estimated at $623 billion as stated by NATO. In 2014, at the NATO Wales Summit, during President Obama’s Administration and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO members agreed that each NATO nation would spend… read more

July 11, 2018

The Essential Element

Below is my introduction to our 19th Congressional Roundtable on July 10, 2018 at Capitol Hill. We were honored to have on the panel Mr. David Trachtenberg, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Mr. Rickey Smith, the Deputy Chief of Staff (G-9) for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Mr. Rich Ritter, the Program… 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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