SMDC/ARSTRAT operations

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 - Forces
 - Technology Integration
 - Space Exploration

Operational Chain of Command

Commanding General USSTRATCOM
ADM Cecil D. Haney
CSM Patrick Z. Alston

Commanding General SMDC/ARSTRAT
LTG David L. Mann
CSM Jerome Wiggins

Deputy Commander for Operations SMDC/ARSTRAT
BG Gregory S. Bowen

Headquarters and Headquarters Company

CPT Christopher Carnes
1SG Eldon Brown

1st Space Brigade link
COL Thomas L. James
CSM Norriel Fahie

53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON)
LTC Thomas J. Meccia
CSM Russell de Leon

1st Space Battalion
LTC Bryan P. Shrank
CSM Scott J. Sutherland

117th Space Battalion
LTC Martin L. Bortolutti (COARNG)
CSM Joseph A. Thill

100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD) link
COL Tim C. Lawson
CSM Terry L. Alflen

49th Missile Defense Battalion  link
LTC Timothy Brower
CSM Jeffery Coker

Army Astronaut Detachment
COL Mark Vande Hei
MAJ Anne C. McClain
LTC Andrew R. Morgan, M.D.

Operational Elements

Command Group
1st Space Brigade
1st Space Battalion
53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON)
COARNG Space Support Battalion
100th Missile Defense Brigade
49th Missile Defense Battalion
U.S. Army NASA Detachment

Associated Elements
 - FWC
 - TSM


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.

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.