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 Lee Salmon, G2 Intelligence
  • COL Charles Branson, G3 Operations & Plans
  • Priscilla Ramsey, Acting G4 Logistics
  • Weldon Hill, Acting Engineer
  • COL Bart Lawrence, G6 Information Management
  • COL Lee "Mac" Tonsmaire, 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
  • Joseph Baker, 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 John Bowman, Inspector General (800-231-5553)
  • SFC Martinis Butler, Equal Opportunity Advisor
  • COL Ken "Bro Ken" Sorenson, Chaplain

Mission, Vision & Goal

USASMDC/ARSTRAT develops and provides current and future global space, missile defense, and high altitude forces and capabilities to the Army, the joint force, and our interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational Allies and partners to enable mission command, enhance
deterrence and detection of strategic attacks, and protect U.S. vital interests in all domains.

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.