COL Dave Mulack assumed duties as the acting director, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence in November 2022. He also continues to serve as Army Capability Manager, Space and High Altitude, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Center of Excellence, a position he assumed in July 2021.
COL Mulack enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1993 and served as a scout-sniper in the 5th Battalion (Light), 87th Infantry Regiment, Panama; and as an infantry squad leader in the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was selected to attend the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School in 1997, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He was assessed into the space operations career field in 2013.
COL Mulack served in a variety of Army Signal Corps positions including, signal platoon leader and company executive officer in varied signal battalions; battalion signal officer for the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 503rd Infantry Regiment (2ID); the 173rd Airborne Brigade staff as the brigade information operations officer; the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment; company commander and assistant battalion operations officer in the 39th Signal Battalion; and battalion operations officer and battalion executive officer in 509th Signal Battalion. He also served as the Signal Majors assignment officer in the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
COL Mulack served as a space operations officer in USASMDC as the chief, G33 Current Operations Branch and chief, G33 Operations Division; chief, Training and Exercises Division in the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center and the National Space Defense Center; and director, J7 Force Development in the Joint Task Force-Space Defense.
COL Mulack is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Webster University. He holds a Master of Science in strategic studies, Master of Arts in management, and Bachelor of Arts in economics.
COL Mulack’s awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with oak leaf clusters), Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.