Space officers' development symposium to run in May
/ Published April 10, 2007
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- The second annual Air Force Space Command Space Professional Development Symposium is scheduled to take place here May 23-24.
The event is for company grade officers and selected officers of all ranks and includes informational briefings on the command's wide array of missions and roles.
1st Lt. Peter Hefley, 90th Operations Support Squadron, said the symposium's focus is to educate AFSPC officers on the command's role and its future direction.
Briefing topics will include manned space, missile defense, foreign space capabilities, personnel issues, future space capabilities, space aggressors, Reserve issues, ICBM transformation and U.S. Strategic Command's theater space roles. Also, an expert panel will discuss space policy and doctrine.
When the U.S. Space Commission report in 2001 stated the U.S. military was not on track to meet the nation's needs in the space arena and that the Defense Department must develop stronger space leaders through career development education, the Air Force established a space cadre to meet the nation's needs, which led to Space Professional Development Symposium. The previous year's symposium here included more than 110 officers from eight AFSPC bases.
To attend the symposium, or for more information, call Lt. Col. Zannis Pappas at DSN 481-4980, Capt. Kristi Adams at DSN 481-4974 or Lieutenant Hefley at DSN 481-3795.
Attendance reservations are due May 7.