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Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles "Corky" Corcoran, USAF, member of MDAA Board of Directors.

With the continuation of our mission to make our nation and the world safer through the advocacy, development, and deployment of missile defense, we are honored to bring Major General (Ret) Charles “Corky” Corcoran onto our Board of Directors. Corcoran brings subject matter expertise in the employment of U.S. aerial superiority systems, doctrine, and procedures from the tactical to policy level. He has been responsible for formulating policy in support of air, irregular warfare, counterproliferation, homeland security, weather, and cyber operations for the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff. 

Major General (Ret) “Corky” Corcoran served over 31 years in the United States Air Force (USAF), most recently as Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at USAF Headquarters (HQ) in Washington D.C. 

Prior to this assignment, Corky commanded the USAF Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, leading a team of ~13,000 personnel at 54 locations across 21 different states responsible for conducting operational test of weapons systems, developing relevant, repeatable tactics for employment of weapons systems, and conducting advanced training for USAF, joint, and international partner forces. 

Corky commanded at the Squadron and Group level, and twice at the Wing level. In addition to his final assignment on the HQ USAF staff, he also served in HQ staff positions at Air Forces Central Command, North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Allied Air Command, and United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. 

Corky is a 1992 graduate of the USAF Academy, 2000 graduate of the USAF Weapons School, and a 2011 graduate of National War College. During his career he amassed over 3,200 flight hours, including over 440 combat hours, primarily in the F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor. 

We are honored to welcome our MDAA Senior Fellow for Global Affairs Jon “Ty” Thomas to MDAA’s Board of Directors after serving 2 years as Special Advisor for MDAA.

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.