United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command

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Space and Missile Defense Command
United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command Logo.svg
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active 1 October 1997 – present
Country  United States
Branch U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg United States Army
Part of Seal of the United States Strategic Command.svg United States Strategic Command
Headquarteres Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, U.S.
Website www.army.mil/info/organization/unitsandcommands/commandstructure/smdc/
Commanders
Current
commander
Lieutenant General James H. Dickinson
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia Space and Missile Defense Command DUI.gif

The United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army. The command was established in 1997.

Structure[edit]

The SMDC is an organization composed of several components:

The current commander is Lieutenant General James H. Dickinson with Senior Enlisted Advisor Command Sergeant Major Jerome Wiggins.

The Space and Missile Defense program at West Point[edit]

After the 2001 Space Commission identified the need for Space cadre in the DoD, the United States Military Academy (USMA) initiated an SMD program. By 2020, cadets who have majored in Space Science will have graduated from the USMA.[3]

See also[edit]

Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meet your Army: Chief trains Soldiers to detect missiles Accessed on 2016-09-06
  2. ^ Associated Press, "U.S. Army tests new dirigible craft to detect cruise missiles", 20 April 2010.
  3. ^ Jason B. Cutshaw, SMDC/ARSTRAT (March 23, 2017). "SMDC partners with military academy to develop future space officers". 

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