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MDAA Alerts

February 14, 2019

Open Skies

In times of stability and instability, from the United States decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, validations of Russian violations of the INF, and Russian demonstrations of new weapons technology for long distance over-the-horizon cruise missiles, modernized ballistic missiles, and hypersonic guide vehicles; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) is absolutely critical for transparency. ISR is the coordinated effort to acquire… read more

February 5, 2019

“Always Ready, Always There”

The United States National Guard is made up of soldiers and airmen from the 50 states and territories of the United States of America and are currently deployed and in operations to defend the United States of America from missile threats. It is a historic and critical mission that goes back to the citizen soldiers… read more

February 1, 2019

No Illusions

“We currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities. It is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because its leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival. Our assessment is bolstered by our observations of some activity that is inconsistent with full denuclearization.” -Director… 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.

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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