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Gen. William Shelton Opens 30th Space Symposium

05/20/2014

Featured speaker Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, opened the general program of the Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium on May 20.

The strong military content of this year's program continued Tuesday morning, when Shelton was followed by speaker BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT).

The 30th Space Symposium continues through May 22 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

About Gen. Shelton
As commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. Shelton is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. Before assuming his current position, Gen. Shelton was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

About BG Farnsworth
BG Farnsworth assumed responsibility as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in July 2013. His previous assignments include: Chief, Space Capabilities Integration, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7; Director, Space Policy Implementation, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington DC and Director, Space Control Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office, Washington DC; among others. Farnsworth was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Norwich University.

Co-sponsors
a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Colorado Space Coalition; EaglePicher Technologies, LLCEl Pomar FoundationEuroconsultExelisFedEx; Fisher Space PenGovernment Executive Media Group; High Impact Creative; Holland & Hart LLP; InmarsatIntelsat General Corporation; LaunchspaceLockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc.; National Science Teachers AssociationNorthrop Grumman; Orbital Sciences CorporationOrbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAE; Pulsed HarmonixRaytheonScitor Corporation; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; SLS and Orion Industry Team; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceXSpincraftSSLStellar Solutions,Inc.; The Boeing CompanyThe SI OrganizationUnited Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers; SpaceNews and TechBriefs Media Group are media partners.

 

 

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