Lieutenant General James H. Dickinson assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense on Jan. 5, 2017. Commissioned in 1985 as a Second Lieutenant, he has held leadership positions, from platoon leader to Commanding General of an Army Air and Missile Defense Command.
He most recently served as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He was previously assigned as the Director for Test at the Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, and as Deputy to The Inspector General in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.
LTG Dickinson was the Commanding General of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss, Texas, from July 2012 to March 2014, and Commanding General of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, from August 2011 to July 2012.
Additional command assignments include: Battalion Commander, 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, 32nd Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas, where the battalion deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom; and Brigade Commander, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eighth United States Army, Republic of Korea.
Previous staff assignments include: Operations Officer, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, and Operation Southern Watch, Saudi Arabia; Operations Officer, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas; Senior Emergency Actions Officer and Senior Operations Officer, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.; Chief of Operations, G-3, later Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss, Texas; Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea, Republic of Korea; and Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff, Washington, D.C.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (oak leaf cluster), Defense Superior Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Parachutist Badge, Basic Space Badge, and Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges.
LTG Dickinson graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and from the Colorado School of Mines with a Master of Science in operations research and systems analysis (engineering). He later earned a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.
General Richard P. (Dick) Formica is responsible for strengthening CALIBRE’s business position in the defense sector to achieve CALIBRE’s 2020 Strategic Plan objectives. He understands our defense clients’ needs and closely relates them to CALIBRE capabilities, developing recommendations to sustain, leverage, and grow in the defense sector. He orchestrates and directs implementation of CALIBRE’s space and missile defense business plan; coordinates the company’s regional business development efforts; and provides leadership and oversight to CALIBRE’s force management and leader development service offerings. He represents CALIBRE in various government and business fields.
General Formica joined CALIBRE in June 2014 after 36 years of service in the U.S. Army. He is a career field artillery/fire support officer with experience in leadership, operations, and training. He has senior executive level experience in force management and space and missile defense. He served as the Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan; Joint Fires and Effects Coordinator/Force Field Artillery Commander in Multi-National Corps – Iraq; Deputy Director Political – Military Affairs (NATO/Europe) on the Joint Staff; and as the Director of Force Management for the U.S. Army. His final assignment was as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense.
General Formica received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island; a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; and a Master’s Degree in National Strategic Studies from the National War College.
Commandant, United States Army Defense Artillery School
Brigadier General Randall McIntire is currently serving as the 41st Commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and as the Chief of Air Defense Artillery. He entered the active Army in 1988 after graduating from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree and receiving a commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He also holds a Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University in Administration and Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
His military education includes: the Air Defense Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advance Course, the U. S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Naval War College. Following commissioning he served in the following key assignments: Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer (XO) and Assistant Operations Officer with 2nd Battalion 44th ADA, 101st Airborne (AASLT) Ft. Campbell, Kentucky; Battalion S-4 and Battery Commander 5th Battalion 3rd ADA, 1st Armored Division, Wackernheim Germany; J-1, Adjutant with Joint Task Force Provide Promise - United Nations Protection Force, Zagreb, Croatia; Majors Assignment Officer, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command Alexandria, Virginia; Aide-de-Camp to Commanding General, Space and Missile Defense Command, Arlington, Virginia; Battalion S-3 and Battalion XO with 6th Battalion 52nd ADA, V Corps, Ansbach Germany; Branch Chief, Air Defense - EPMD, Human Resources Command, Alexandria Virginia; Organizational Integrator, Force Management -Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; Commander, 2nd Battalion 6th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Ft. Bliss, Texas; Task Force Commander, 3-3 ADA (C-RAM) Baghdad, Iraq; Commander 69th ADA Brigade, Ft. Hood, Texas and CENTCOM AOR; Director of Air and Missile Defense, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Pentagon, Washington D.C.; Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy Directorate, G-3/5/7, Headquarters Department of the Army.
Brigadier General McIntire's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal with 8 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, South West Asia Service Medal with two stars, Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal with three stars, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal. He has also been awarded the Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
Brigadier General McIntire is married to the former Sue Ellen Thomas. They have four children: Suzanne, Lindsay, Zachary and Rachel and four grandchildren: McKenna (5), Preslee (3), Jonny Hayes (2), Paxton (1).
Program Executive Officer, Missile and Space
Mr. Pike is the Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, Redstone Arsenal, Al. He is responsible for the development, production, fielding, sustainment, and international program aspects for assigned missile and space systems. In January 2016, Mr. Pike was promoted to Senior Executive Service, Tier II.
Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Pike was the Deputy Program Executive Officer, Missiles and Space, which he assumed in 2010. Mr. Pike was selected for the Senior Executive Service in January 2010.
Mr. Pike served as the PEO MS Chief of Staff from 2005-2010. From 1992- 1999, he served in a variety of key leadership positions in the Army National Missile Defense Ground Based Elements Program Office including the Deputy Program Manager, Chief of the Program and Acquisition Management Division, Assistant Program Manager for Program Planning, and Chief of the System Engineering and Analysis Branch. In the DPM position, he shared responsibility with the SES Program Manager in directing the development, testing, integration, and deployment planning of the ground-based NMD elements including the ground-based interceptor, ground-based radar, and associated battle management/command, control, and communications capability.
In 1991, Mr. Pike was selected for a prestigious one-year developmental assignment in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition at the Pentagon. He led the THAAD Milestone I Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) coordination efforts across the Services, Joint Staff, and OSD Staff.
From 1988-1991, Mr. Pike led the Army’s Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Initiative and was assigned as the Army focal point for ASAT management. He led the program through the Milestone 0 and Milestone I DAB Reviews resulting in the initiation of the Kinetic Energy (KE) ASAT program and the establishment of the KE ASAT Joint Program Office. In the KE ASAT JPO, Mr. Pike led various systems engineering teams.
Mr. Pike has received numerous government and defense industry awards including two Meritorious Civilian Service Awards, two Superior Civilian Service Awards, two Commander’s Awards for Civilian Service, the OSD Award for Excellence, the National Defense Industrial Association Materiel Acquisition Award, and the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara’s for Air Defense Artillery. He has also been nominated three times for the Redstone/Huntsville AUSA Civilian of the Year Award. He is Level III certified in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering career fields.
Mr. Pike is a native of Hartselle, Al. He graduated with honors from Auburn University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Chemical Engineering. While at Auburn, he was elected to the Student Government Association Senate and was a member of numerous professional engineering organizations and honor societies including Tau Beta Pi. He is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University Program Management Course and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.
Senior Fellow, International Security Program & Director, Missile Defense Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Thomas Karako is a senior fellow with the International Security Program and the director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he arrived in 2014 as a fellow with the Project on Nuclear Issues. His research focuses on national security, U.S. nuclear forces, missile defense, and public law. He is also an assistant professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of American Democracy at Kenyon College, where he arrived in 2009. For 2010–2011, he was selected to be an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which time he worked with the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. strategic forces policy, nonproliferation, and NATO.
Karako received his Ph.D. in politics and policy from Claremont Graduate University and his B.A. from the University of Dallas. He previously taught national security policy, American government, and constitutional law at Claremont McKenna College and California State University, San Bernardino. He has also written on executive-congressional relations, the thought of Niccolo Machiavelli, and international executive agreements.
Director, Senior College Fellowship, Defense Acquisition University
Mr. William A. (Bill) Colson was appointed to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) as Director of the Senior Service College Fellowship (SSCF) Program for the South Region/Huntsville in Dec 2016. In this role, Mr. Colson oversees the planning, execution, and sustainment of one of DOD’s premier civilian senior leader development programs to enhance the Army acquisition effectiveness for Team Redstone Arsenal. He is also a DAU Qualified Executive Coach and supports multiple Army Senior Leaders of Team Redstone with Executive Coaching focused to enhance their Acquisition outcomes. Prior to joining DAU, Mr. Colson served as a member of the Army’s Senior Executive Service (SES) from July 2013 to Dec 2016. Most recently, he served as Director of the Technical Center for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). In this capacity, he was responsible for research, development, and test programs for space, missile defense, cyber, directed energy, and related technologies as well as for directing the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site in the Marshall Islands. Mr. Colson also previously served as Director of the Systems Simulation, Software, and Integration Directorate of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) where he led a highly technical workforce to deliver engineering solutions in support of the U.S. Army’s Aviation and Missile weapon system acquisition program managers. Mr. Colson has extensive program, technical, and test & evaluation management expertise supporting the DOD/U.S. Army acquisition enterprise throughout his 27 years of federal service.