Top Space Leaders Gather for Mitchell Institute's First Spacepower Security Forum 

The Air & Space Forces Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies will host Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David Thompson and a lineup of other Space Force and international speakers at its inaugural Spacepower Security Forum on October 25, 2022, at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va.

In addition to the VCSO, other speakers include:

  • Gen. David Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations
  • Dr. Derek Tournear, Director of the Space Development Agency
  • Lt. Gen. Steven Whiting, Commander, Space Operations Command
  • Lt Gen Philip Garrant, Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements
  • Air Chief Marshall Michael Wigston, Chief of the Air Staff, Royal Air Force
  • Lt Gen Lucca Goretti, Italian Air Force Chief of Staff
  • Air Commodore Jeremy Attridge of the Royal Air Force
  • Air Commodore John Haly of the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • Col Nathan Iven of the Space Force’s Chief Technology and Innovation Office

The event is open to the public and will run from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. Seats are limited. Click here to see the agenda and register.

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An independent non-profit association, the Air & Space Forces Association is the single-largest professional military association dedicated to air and space power and to the advancement of aerospace education at every level. Founded in 1946, AFA is dedicated to promoting dominant U.S. Air and Space Forces as the foundation of a strong National Defense; honoring and supporting Airmen, Guardians, and their Families; and remembering and respecting the enduring heritage of the Air and Space Forces.

About the Mitchell Institute

AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, non-partisan research organization established by AFA to provide fact-based policy options, inform debate, and empower our nation’s leaders. This involves questioning established doctrine, organizational constructs, and operational concepts, asking whether there are better ways to meet national security goals. The Mitchell Institute provides independent analysis based on science, history, and data outlining the right solutions in the aerospace domain.

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