On July 28, 2015 the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion on Future Ballistic Missile Defense Systems.
The roundtable discussion focused on these three areas:
- Persistent space-based missile defense sensors
- UAV Directed Energy boost-phase ballistic missile defense
- Adaptations to today’s missile defense platforms and future systems
Lt Gen Samuel A. Greaves, USAF
Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
Lt Gen Greaves manages the research, design, development, acquisition, and sustainment of satellites and the associated command and control systems. His extensive portfolio includes military satellite communication, missile warning, navigation and timing, space-based weather, space launch and test ranges, certification for launch, space superiority, responsive space and other emerging evolutionary space programs.
Dr. Kelly D. Hammett
Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Lab Directed Energy Directorate
Dr. Kelly Hammett is currently the Chief Engineer for the Directed Energy Directorate (RD) of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Prior to this he served s Chief Engineer for AFRL/RD’s Optics Division, and prior to that he was the Chief Engineer for the Airborne Laser Program of the Missile Defense Agency. In the latter position, then Lt Col Hammett culminated a 20 year active duty Air Force career, having served in a variety of positions mainly focused on directed energy weapon system technology development and acquisition. Dr Hammett holds a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma, an MS in Aeronautics/Astronautics from MIT, and a PhD from the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he specialized in Optimal and Nonlinear Control and Estimation Theory.
Mr. Richard Ritter
Program Executive, C4ISR, Missile Defense Agency
Mr. Ritter, is the Program Executive for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance. He previously served as the Program Director for Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications.
Mr. Richard Matlock
Program Executive for Advanced Technology, Missile Defense Agency
Mr. Matlock is leading the development of the next generation of cutting edge missile defense technologies and proving their benefit to the warfighter through realistic experiments in relevant environments. Some of Mr. Matlock’s other Senior Executive assignments included the Program Director for the BMDS Kill Vehicles program and Program Director for Modeling and Simulation.