The Ballistic Missile Defense System: The Army Role in Limited Defensive Operations

October 6, 2004

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a leading member of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Global Ballistic Missile Defense (GBMD) Team. SMDCís role as the Armyís component to USSTRATCOM and as the Army proponent for space and ballistic missile defense enables the command to interact with the joint team at all levels of command and staff. The goal for GBMD is to ensure relevant, adaptable and seamless solutions to missile defense mission area requirements in support of regional combatant commanders.