In Episode 81 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Space National Guard: An Imperative or Extraneous?, John Baum chats with Col Michael Bruno, Lt Col Scott McGuire, and Mitchell Institute’s Christopher Stone to explore the debate surrounding whether the nation requires a Space National Guard. This issue is garnering quite a bit of attention as of late, with the Administration seeking to block the stand up of a Space Guard while Members of Congress introducing language calling for its establishment. This episode explores the key issues involved with this decision. Ultimately, it comes down to ensuring key functions can be executed by the right people, in effective command chains, and in a responsive fashion. How this issue is settled will portend major consequences for the future of America’s national security space enterprise.
Host: Lt Col (Ret.) John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Producer: Daniel C. Rice
Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey
Guest: Chris Stone, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Guest: Col Michael “Myk” Bruno, Chief of the Joint Staff, Colorado National Guard
Guest: Lt Col Scott McGuire, Commander of the 114th Space Control Squadron, Florida Air National Guard