Mr. Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, spoke at the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College on May 8. His presentation was entitled “The Domain of Space and National Security.”
Mr. Gray’s presentation began with a simple question without a simple answer. – Which agency for the United States is in charge of space and the domain of space for our national security? No one U.S. agency is “in charge” of space, though most agencies are involved in space in one way or another. Gray went on to review the history and use of the space domain from the launch of the first satellite (Sputnik 1) in 1957 to the United States’ 2017 National Space Policy.
Thomas A. Gray serves as the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s liaison officer to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Army University with responsibility for the integration of space knowledge and education across various U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Joint, and other service schools, to include the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. A retired U.S. Army officer, Mr. Gray was one of the first officers selected and designated as a space operations officer. He served in Army Space Command, the Space and Missile Defense Lab, and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) Directorate of Combat Development. He is qualified as a Level 3 Space Professional of the U.S. Army Civilian Space Cadre, holds the space operations officer designation 3Y, and has earned the U.S. Army Master Space Badge.
This was the ninth presentation in the series, which is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2018 from First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth, Kansas. The presentations are scheduled each month, and a schedule for future InterAgency Brown-Bag Lectures can be found here. The next lecture is June 6 and will feature a presentation on interagency leadership.
All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. – Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room. Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center. – For gate information, see the Fort Leavenworth homepage.
Mr. Thomas A. Gray speaks about the domain of Space and national security
at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College on May 8.
For photos and video from the lecture, please follow the links below.
InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – Lecture 9, AY2018, Youtube
The Domain of Space, InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture, Facebook
IABBLS-Domain of Space (9MAY18), Flickr