IABBLS - Space (19NOV20)
The second presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series for CGSC academic year 2021 was conducted Nov. 19, 2020, in Marshall Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.

Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, led the discussion on current and future space initiatives impacting global DoD and government agency operations. He also addressed government agencies primarily invested in space operations to include the new Space Development Agency, NASA, NOAA, and NRO, and what those initiatives mean to us as a nation.

CGSC Foundation President/CEO Rod Cox provided the introduction.

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, 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. 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. The presentations are scheduled each month.
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