RAND Project Air Force, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, MITRE, the Aerospace Corporation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted the 2022 West Coast Aerospace Forum to discuss lessons learned from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how those experiences apply to security challenges in the Pacific theater and beyond. The day started with Gen Kenneth S. Wilsbach, Commander of Pacific Air Forces, and Gen Jeffrey L. Harrigian, USAF (Ret.), former Commander of U.S.
The Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence hosted the 1st Annual Spacepower Security Forum on October 25th, 2022. National security space leaders addressed spacepower strategy, operational concepts, policy, and budget priorities to understand important vectors in this crucial domain. Opening Keynote: Gen David Thompson, Vice Chief of Space OperationsThe men and women of the Space Force are meeting ever-growing mission demands while charting a future path at a crucial moment in history. Aggressive action
Speakers: Maj. Gen. Doug Schiess, USSF Deputy Commanding General, Operations, Headquarters Space Operations Command; Dr. Derek M. Tournear, Director, Space Development Agency; Robert Atkin, Vice President, Special Space Systems, General Atomics; Brad Tousley, Vice President of Strategy & Technology for Space & C2 Systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space Moderator: Lt. Col. Tim Ryan, USAF (Ret.), Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies, Mitchell Institute Space Power Advantage Center of Excellence
Speakers: Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, Commander, Air Education and Training Command; Maj. Gen. Shawn N. Bratton, Commander, Space Training and Readiness Command; Maj. Gen. Case Cunningham, Air Warfare Center Commander Moderator: Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.)
Speakers: Rep. Kaiali’i Kahele (D-Hawaii), Rep. August Pfluger (R-Texas), Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.) Moderator: Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.)
Speakers: Maj. Gen. Jason R. Armagost, Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command; Melissa A. Johnson, Acting Director of the DAF Rapid Capabilities Office; Thomas H. Jones, Corporate Vice President and President, Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems; Col. Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Moderators: Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.)