The Program Executive Office Air and Missile Defense (PEO AMD) became the Program Executive Office Air, Space and Missile Defense (PEO ASMD) on June 20, 2003 in a ceremony at Bob Jones Auditorium, Building 5304 of the John J. Sparkman Center on Redstone Arsenal. The ceremony also recognized the transition of the Army Space Program Office (ASPO) from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to PEO ASMD.
PEO AMD renaming ceremony and transition of Army Space Program Office
Photos by Joe Ramirez


Lt. Col. Scott Fouse was the moderator for the ceremony. LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. (center) and Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (right) were the primary speakers.


Lt. Col. Scott Fouse was the moderator for the ceremony.
 


LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., SMDC's commanding general, spoke during the ceremony.


The commanding general of SMDC, LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. addressed the audience filled with employees from SMDC and PEO ASMD.


Maj. Gen. John M. Urias, Program Executive Officer, Air and Missile Defense and SMDC's deputy commanding general for Research, Development and Acquisition spoke at the ceremony.


Col. Steven G. Fox, director for the Army Space Program Office spoke about the transition of ASPO from SMDC to PEO ASMD.
 


Col. Steven G. Fox, director of ASPO, receives the official documentation from Maj. Gen. John M. Urias transferring ASPO from SMDC to the PEO ASMD.

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Maj. Gen. Urias presented official documentation transferring ASPO to PEO ASMD to Col. Fox. Lt. Col. Fouse is at the podium. Maj. Gary Laase, executive officer, PEO Air, Space and Missile Defense is in the background with LTG Cosumano seated behind him.


Chief of Staff, Mr. Barry Pike (center, left) receives the former Program Executive Office Air and Missile Defense (PEO AMD) banner from Maj. Gary Laase, executive officer, PEO Air, Space and Missile Defense during the June 20, 2003, ceremony. At far left is Maj. Gen. John M. Urias, the PEO ASMD and deputy commanding general for Research, Development and Acquisition for SMDC. Seated in the background is LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., commanding general, SMDC. At right is Ms. Shelba Proffit, the PEO ASMD deputy director.


Ms. Shelba Proffitt (center), deputy director, PEO ASMD, assists Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (far left) in rolling up the former PEO AMD banner. LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. is seated in the background. Maj. Gary Laase (far right), executive officer, PEO ASMD holds the case for the old banner.


Great care is taken in retiring the old PEO AMD banner.

Mr. Barry Pike, Chief of Staff (far right) holds the banner as Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (center), Ms. Shelba Proffitt, and Maj. Gary Laase (far left) roll the banner up.


Ms. Shelba Proffitt (center), deputy director, PEO ASMD, assists Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (far left) in rolling up the former PEO AMD banner. LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. is seated in the background. Maj. Gary Laase (far right), executive officer, PEO ASMD holds the case for the old banner.


Maj. Laase takes the old banner from Mr. Barry Pike.


Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (left) accepts the new PEO ASMD banner from Ms. Shelba Proffitt. Maj. Gary Laase, far left, looks on.


Mr. Barry Pike (center), Chief of Staff, holds the banner pole as Maj. Gary Laase (front) assists Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (left) in uncasing the new PEO ASMD banner. Col. Steven Fox, ASPO director is seated in the background.


Mr. Barry Pike (center), Chief of Staff, holds the banner pole as Maj. Gary Laase (front) assists Maj. Gen. John M. Urias (left) in uncasing the new PEO ASMD banner. Col. Steven Fox, ASPO director is seated in the background.


LTG Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., Maj. Gen. John M. Urias, and Mr. William C. Reeves Jr., admire the cake made for the occasion.

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