SMDC/ARSTRAT Command and staff
The command and staff group of  SMDC/ARSTRAT proudly serves the Soldier, the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.

Command Group

Deputy Chiefs of Staff

  • LTC Daniel M. Gray, G1 Personnel
  • COL Christopher Mitchiner, G2 Intelligence
  • COL Chad Skaggs, G3 Operations & Plans
  • LTC James Droppleman, G4 Logistics
  • Weldon Hill, Acting Engineer
  • COL James Pruneski, Acting G6
  • COL Michael Cook, G8 Resource Management
  • Rebecca Weirick, Principal Asst./ CAMO

Special Staff  & Personal Staff

Special Staff

  • Dr. Steve F. Pierce, Chief Technology Officer
  • COL William Baxter, Command Surgeon
  • Candace Holcomb, Business Initiatives Office
  • Sharon Watkins Lang, Historians
  • Scott Larkin, Chief of Congressional Affairs
  • Pamela Mitchell, Chief of Protocol
  • Christina Ryan, Director for Office of Small Business Programs
  • Sheree A. Thompson, Chief, Internal Review & Audit Compliance

Personal Staff

  • Lira Frye, Director of Public Affairs
  • LTC Martin N. White, Chief Counsel & Staff Judge Advocate
  • Dr. James H. Isbell, Political-Military Affairs Advisor
  • Randy Joyner, Safety Office
  • Mary Peoples, Director, Equal Employment Opportunity Office
  • COL Dennis E. Griffin, Inspector General (800-231-5553)
  • SFC Martinis Butler, Equal Opportunity Advisor
  • COL John "Jack" Shedd, Chaplain

Mission, Vision & Goal

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.?

A diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, U.S. Strategic Command, combatant commands/Army Service Component Commands; in sync with JFCC-IMD... Read More...

Command Goal
To provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan for and integrate those capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) missions.