Speed is Vital on Capability Advances

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Speed is Vital on Capability Advances

Technological advances need to accelerate at the same pace as evolving doctrine if the U.S. hopes to stay ahead of global warfighting competitors, Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood said May 19. 

AUSA Chapter Hosts Space Symposium

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AUSA Chapter Hosts Space Symposium

The Association of the U.S. Army’s Greater Los Angeles chapter will host a symposium in June on the Army’s continuing efforts in the space domain.

Scheduled for June 2–3 in Long Beach, California, the event is titled “Space: Enabling Multi-Domain Operations Symposium.” It will feature keynote addresses from Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, and Lt. Gen. Dan Karbler, commander of the Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

Karbler on Why Army is ‘Uniquely Suited’ for Space

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Karbler on Why Army is ‘Uniquely Suited’ for Space

As the military’s largest user of space, the Army must be able to fight and win not only on the terrestrial sphere but in the space domain as well, the commanding general of Army Space and Missile Defense Command said.

This need is made more urgent by the rapid advancement of technological capabilities at home and abroad, and “increasingly in the laboratories and field tests of our competitors,” Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler said.

Army Expanding Space Training

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Army Expanding Space Training

Army space leaders are trying to educate soldiers about how the force heavily relies on space-enabled capabilities.

Non-space soldiers may not realize how much of their equipment relies on space-enabled capabilities and how those capabilities enhance Army combat operations, said Robert Marquez, space training division chief for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command. Soldiers not in space jobs also may not realize how adversaries are already trying to take advance of space.

Space and Missile Defense School Expands Training

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Space and Missile Defense School Expands Training

The Army’s Space and Missile Defense School in Colorado Springs, Colorado, established in 2010 to train and educate forces and develop doctrine to support combatant commands, has evolved.

There was once just a single course for Functional Area 40, a career field for space operations officers. Today, the school has 22 different courses and provides support to combat training centers and a variety of exercises.

Army Prepares to Transfer Soldiers to Space Force

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Army Prepares to Transfer Soldiers to Space Force

Army Space and Missile Defense Command is focused on putting “people first” as its top general aims to ensure soldiers who transfer to the U.S. Space Force “are taken care of.”

“People will take care of the mission because we will take care of the people,” Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, commanding general of Space and Missile Defense Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, said May 4.

“If we go in with that mindset, the transfer over to Space Force will be fine,” he said.

Space and Missile Defense Commander Speaks at AUSA

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Space and Missile Defense Commander Speaks at AUSA

Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler, commander of Army Space and Missile Defense Command, and Army astronaut Col. Andrew Morgan will speak May 4 at a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Karbler, who has been in command since December 2019, and Morgan will participate in The AUSA Noon Report series.

Army Astronauts Tapped for Moon Missions

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Army Astronauts Tapped for Moon Missions

Two Army officers are among 18 astronauts selected by NASA to become part of the team that will help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the moon.