Seize the High Ground
- The Army in Space and Missile Defense

Dr. James Walker
Dr. Lewis Bernstein and Mrs. Sharon Lang
Historical Office, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, 2003

Table of Contents & Introduction

Chapter I - Aircraft, Rockets, Missiles and Radar, 1907-1961

Chapter II - Rockets, Communications and Deploying Ballistic Missile Defense, 1958-1975

Chapter III - Communications, Sensors, Maintaining Interest in Missile Defense and the Strategic Defense Initiative, 1970-1989

Chapter IV - Renewed Interest in Space and The War in the Persian Gulf, 1985-1991

Chapter V - New Ideas about Space and Missile Defense After the War, 1991-1997

Chapter VI - The Army’s Newest Major Command and A Different Tack on Space and Missile Defense Organizations, 1995-presentCommand Logos

Conclusion & Appendices
Appendix A. Commanders and Directors.
Appendix B. Army Space and Missile Defense Chronology
Appendix C. Army Astronaut Missions
Appendix D. Acronyms


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.