Army Space and Missile Defense: Global Perspective & Experience for a Global War
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
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From the beginning, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command SMDC and Army Space Command soldiers and civilians have been fully engaged in a myriad of actions supporting Operations Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. SMDC has deployed soldiers, civilians, and contractors worldwide and has brought a global perspective and experience to the global fight. Our Army Space and Missile Defense team has provided Army Space Support Teams with new operational capabilities, provided Space-based images of numerous regions of the world, created 3-D fly-throughs for pilots, tracked force movements across remote regions of the world, planned for the Homeland Defense, and more. While the specifics on much of what we have done are classified, some of our activities since September 11 can be addressed in a general manner. The Army Space Operations Center ARSPOC in Colorado Springs is providing reach-back Space and communications support around the clock. All taskings and mission directives from the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Space Command CINCSPACE are handled here. In addition to providing the command and control and operational status of Army Space forces, the ARSPOC pushes information forward to Space operations officers worldwide supporting our warfighters. It provides a reach-back one-stop-shop for Space operations officers when they need information and support. The ARSPOC has provided 247 support to CINCSPACE, the Army, and Space officers around the globe. The Command provided and continues to provide spectral information and services to strategic-level commanders to use in their decision-making processes. Their requests for support started flowing into our Spectral Operations Resource Center SORC beginning September 11. Several great articles about this are in this issue of the journal.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Space Warfare