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May 17, 2022

2022 NORAD and NORTHCOM Missile Warning and Defender of the Year

64 years ago the United States and Canada stood up North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) for the air and

May 16, 2022

The Ultimate Strategic High Ground

“It is clear that the character of war has changed, and space is foundational to that change.”– General Jay Raymond, USSF,

May 12, 2022

Oh Canada, Our Eyes Are Upon You

Canada is looking to up its efforts in missile defense – moving beyond simply early warning to conducting a study

May 11, 2022

Hatim The Dream

The conception of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in 2002 embodied the foundation of mission, principles, courage, value and leadership


Defenders of the Year

Technical Sergeant X. Victor Kearney, United States Space Force

TSgt Kearney is a Missile Warning and Defense Operator at U.S. Indo-Pacific Command at Camp H. M. Smith, Hawaii. As a Missile Defender, TSgt Kearney is in coordination with 67 entities and has dissemination responsibilities to seven subordinate commands with oversight of 375 thousand joint personnel on an ever changing, high stakes operating environment encompassing

Major Robert Heath Matthews, United States Air Force

Maj Matthews is the Chief for Defensive Operations at the 603d Air Operations Center, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He expertly led his Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) team, consisting of 16 joint missile defense professionals, responsible for defending two combatant commands, integrating ten global agencies with coalition and partner nations in three continents. During

Lieutenant Kristen Ringwall, United States Navy

LT Ringwall is the Fire Control Officer for the USS Howard (DDG-83), homeport at Yokosuka, Japan. Upon LT Ringwall’s arrival, the USS Howard was completing a modernization upgrade after being fitted with Baseline 9.C.2. LT Ringwall built the USS Howard’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) program from the ground up. She trained her ship’s combat team

Sergeant First Class Matthew Crain, United States Army

SFC Crain was most recently the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Intelligence Section (S-2) at the 38th Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Brigade, at Sagamihara, Japan. SFC Crain is a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the highest order; his impeccable reliability, superior integrity, and selfless devotion to Air Defense and the Army profession is remarkable.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeremy Howard, United States Army National Guard

CW2 Howard is the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) Command and Control (C2) Systems Integrator for 3rd Battalion, 265th ADA Regiment. From November 2020 to October 2021, CW2 Howard deployed in support of Short-Range Air Defense (SHORAD) operations within Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Spartan Shield. CW2 Howard was responsible for the SHORAD

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.