SMDC/ARSTRAT Future warfare center

The Future Warfare Center, with offices in Huntsville, Ala., Colorado Springs, Colo., and Fort Eustis, VA is responsible for building future space and missile defense forces. FWC includes a Battle Lab, Directorate of Combat, Directorate for Training and Doctrine, Decision Support Directorate Space and Missile Defense Future Warfare Center Logo and a Training and Doctrine Command capability manager for space and ground-based missile defense. FWC develops the Army’s space and missile defense doctrine and concepts, validates requirements, and ensures Army-wide solution integration. The FWC rapidly advances innovations for space, missile defense, high altitude and cyber to the Warfighter through prototype development, experimentation and wargames, analytical assessments, and modeling and simulation development. FWC provides institutional space and missile defense training to the force, and is the user representative to ensure vertical integration of Doctrine, Organizations, Training, Materiel, Leadership Education, Personnel, and Facilities activities across ballistic missile defense systems elements for which the Army has been designated as lead service (currently ground-based missile defense and AN/TPY-2). Additional FWC roles performed for the joint community include management of high performance computer centers, threat scenario design, command and control engineering, and Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration management.

  • Space and Missile Defense Battle Lab
  • Directorate of Combat Development
  • Decision Support Directorate
    • Information and Computational Engineering Division
      • Cyberspace Initiatives
        • Cyber Technology Lab
      • Simulation Center
      • High Performance Computing
      • Technology Concepts & Business Initiatives
    • Studies and Analysis Division
    • Modeling and Simulation Division
    • WMSA&IS Instruction Documents
  • Directorate of Training and Doctrine
    • Missile Defense Training Division
    • Space Training Division
    • Collective and Doctrine Division


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.