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 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.