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SMDC History: Island Memorial Chapel marks 70 years
By Sharon Watkins Lang (USASMDC/ARSTRAT Historical Office)
February 27, 2015

February 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the Island Memorial Chapel located on Kwajalein Atoll. Read More...

SMDC brings engineers to the Army
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 27, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Concepts Analysis Laboratory, or CAL, leads the way in bringing young engineers to the Army. Read More...

SMDC celebrates Black History Month
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 27, 2015

Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command participated in a Black History Month observance at its Redstone Arsenal headquarters Feb. 24 with a theme of "A Century of Black Life, History and Culture. Read More...

Dempsey visits strategic, remote Kwajalein Atoll
By Lisa Ferdinando (DoD News, Defense Media Activity)
February 23, 2015

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, paid a visit here today to highlight Kwajalein's importance to the U.S. missile defense and space programs. Read More...

Groundbreaking represents start of construction phase for Space Fence
By SMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs Office
February 20, 2015

Officials broke ground Feb. 10 here to kick off a 36-month construction effort to build the Space Fence radar system. Read More...

SMDC officer appointed to Army Science Board
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 19, 2015

Lt. Col. Patrick M. Marshall, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Army Science Board fellow, was selected to the board and will help advise and make recommendations to the secretary of the Army and other Army leaders on scientific and technological matters of concern to the Army. He will serve approximately three years. Read More...

Army recognizes SMDC's antiterrorism and G-34 protection programs
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 19, 2015

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command was awarded the U.S. Army's Best Protection Program and the Best Antiterrorism Program following an assessment last year by the Department of the Army. Read More...

SMDC Safety: Be a team leader
By U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center)
February 12, 2015

The role of a leader is changing in the workplace. The concept of teamwork is replacing the idea of autocratic rule from the top down. However, many classic principles of good leadership still apply. Read More...

256 Shades of Grey -- Confessions of a DA Photographer
By Capt. Ronald Bailey (100th Missile Defense Brigade Public Affairs)
February 10, 2015

In a day and age where the vast majority of Department of the Army photographic services are performed under contract, a Colorado Army National Guard Soldier stands as one of only a few military photographers in the region who perform such services, along with the rest of his duties. Read More...

Future Warfare Center director selected
By USASMDC/ARSTRAT Public Affairs Office
February 9, 2015

The Secretary of the Army has approved the selection of James B. Johnson Jr. for the position of director with the U.S Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center. Read More...

SMDC leader speaks at ASMDA luncheon
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 6, 2015

Lt. Gen. David L. Mann, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command spoke at the annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association Feb. 3. Read More...

SMDC inspires future science leaders
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 6, 2015

Approximately 320 local high school students visited the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Feb. 4 for the 14th annual Adventures in Engineering Day. Read More...

SMDC introduces new deputy chief of staff
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
February 5, 2015

Col. Dewey A. Granger, USASMDC/ARSTRAT chief of staff, selected Craig Cowell to assume the position of deputy chief of staff to assist the chief in the management and direction of the staff. Read More...

SMDC History: Today in Space and Missile Defense History
By Sharon Watkins Lang, (USASMDC/ARSTRAT Historical Office)
February 3, 2015

In January 1969, missile defense meant the Sentinel Ballistic Missile Defense System. The proposed Sentinel system deployment plan would provide a defense against potential ICBM threats posed by the People's Republic of China and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics in the 1970s. Read More...

Odierno receives space and missile defense updates
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 30, 2015

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited leaders at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, or USASMDC/ARSTRAT, Jan. 29, where he was introduced to the command's mission as well as its technology capabilities to provide space and missile defense forces to the warfighter. Read More...

SMDC welcomes new SHARP program manager
By Jason B. Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 23, 2015

Julie Lindahl, USASMDC/ARSTRAT SHARP program manager, arrived Dec. 29 as the command's newest advocate for protecting victims of sexual assault and harassment. Read More...

Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrates 10 years of operation
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 22, 2015

The Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrated its 10th anniversary during a dinner banquet at the Antler's Hilton here Jan. 15. Headquartered at Schriever Air Force Base, the command is tasked to implement U.S. Strategic Command's global synchronizer role for missile defense. Read More...

Seabees finish deployment to Kwajalein Atoll, bolster US-RMI ties
By Jordan Vinson (Kwajalein Hourglass)
January 22, 2015

Members of the Navy Seabees Construction Civic Action Detail-Marshall Islands flew out of Bucholz Army Airfield on U.S. Army Garrison-Kwajalein Atoll early this week, headed west to reunite with the rest of their Naval battalion in Guam before flying back home to Gulfport, Miss. Read More...

Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrates 10 years of operation
By Dottie K. White (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 22, 2015

The Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense celebrated its 10th anniversary during a dinner banquet at the Antler's Hilton here Jan. 15. Read More...

FWC director retires after 30 years of federal service
By Jason Cutshaw (SMDC/ARSTRAT)
January 13, 2015

Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command bade farewell to one of its senior civilian leaders during a ceremony Jan. 7. Read More...

SMDC History: BIC first step toward FWC
By Sharon Watkins Lang (USASMDC/ARSTRAT Historian)
January 13, 2015

With the Jan. 7 retirement of Laurence "Larry" Burger, the first and only director of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center to date, it is fitting to take this opportunity to look at the history of the organization. Read More...

U.S. Strategic Command's JFCC IMD commemorated
Public Affairs
January 5, 2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense. Headquartered here, the command is tasked to implement U.S. Strategic Command's global synchronizer role for missile defense. Read More...

Mission, Vision & Goal

Mission
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.

Vision
USASMDC/ARSTRAT a diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, USSTRATCOM, COCOMs/ASCCs; in synch 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.

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