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MDAA Alerts

April 16, 2015

Navy to Strip Cruiser BMD Capability As COCOM Demand Spikes

Due to budget constraints, the U.S. Navy is planning to remove the missile defense capability of five Aegis BMD Ticonderoga class cruisers in coming years as part of a cruiser “modernization” plan, according to a recent report. These five ships are currently the only U.S. cruisers with BMD capability. Taking them out of the fleet… read more

April 15, 2015

Senator John McCain

MDAA had the honor to bring forward Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) and provide him the platform and opportunity to present his perspectives on missile defense for our nation and the world in our recognition of nine missile defense champions from Arizona and the nearby region last Friday… read more

April 13, 2015

MDAA Publishes New Report on Japanese Missile Defense

In light of Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent visit to Japan and South Korea to strengthen defense ties with our closest allies in East Asia, MDAA is releasing its newly published report Japan: Priorities for Missile Defense Development and U.S. Partnership. Drawing from years of interaction with Japanese missile defense community, and most recently from… 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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