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MDAA Alerts

May 20, 2019

The Wall to the North

Dear Members and Friends, The vast area of Alaska and its defenders is our wall of defense against the threats that come over the top of the Arctic to shape, influence, and strike at our democracy in North American to include the 48 United States to the south. The wall is made up of sensors… read more

May 17, 2019

Iran’s Power is its Missiles

World attention is drawn to Iran and its projection of power against the United States and its allies to not capitulate, just as two U.S. BMD ships of the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) sailed into the Persian Gulf. Iran is leveraging its oil resources and the market’s dependency on them to project its remaining… read more

May 13, 2019


Last week, the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Service Committee of the United States Congress held a hearing on FY20 Priorities for Missile Defense and Missile Defeat Programs. “General O’Shaughnessy, If North Korea launched a missile or multiple missiles at the homeland today would you be confident that the current GMD system would be… read more

Alert Archives

Defenders of the Year

Lieutenant Junior Grade McKenzie Anderson, United States Navy

LTJG Anderson was commissioned on 15 May 2015 through the Navy ROTC program at George Washington University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Following graduation, he reported to Basic Division Officer Course in Norfolk, Virginia. LTJG Anderson then reported to USS Porter in Rota, Spain as the Electrical… read more

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jacob Moore, National Guard

CW4 Moore was born in Burley, Idaho in December 1971. He entered the Army from Dallas, Texas in February 2000. CW4 Moore serves as the Senior System Integrator in the Operations Section of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion. In this role, he interfaces with partner organizations across Fort Greely and throughout the Ground-based Missile Defense… read more

Captain Rex Villa, United States Air Force

Capt Villa is the Chief Navigator for RC/TC/OC/WC-135, 55th Operations Group, 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He is responsible for the standardization and evaluations for more than 2,400 aviators in 42 different crew positions across five different aircraft types and serves as the 55th Operations Group’s navigator subject matter expert for flight… read more

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Lucas Watterson, United States Army

CW3 Watterson was born and raised in Cassville, New York. He enlisted in the United States Army in August 2001 as a 14E, Patriot Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer. Chief Watterson was appointed as a Warrant Officer in March 2009 as a 140E, Air and Missile Defense Systems Tactician/Technician. CW3 Watterson’s assignments include Systems Maintainer and… 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.

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