First Interagency Brown-Bag Lecture of AY23 to focus on space and interagency operations – Sept. 20
The first presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2023 will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Sept. 20, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
Mr. Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, will discuss current and future space initiatives impacting global DoD and other government agency operations. He will also address government agencies primarily invested in space operations to include the new Space Development Agency, NASA, NOAA, and NRO.
All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public and as the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format in which attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the room. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be videotaped and later posted on the Foundation’s website, YouTube channel and Facebook page. 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.
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. Mr. Gray holds a bachelor’s from New Hampshire College and earned a master’s from Central Michigan University.
The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. Unless otherwise announced, the presentations are scheduled each month from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.
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