In This Issue…

Purview, the online collaborative journal for space and missile defense, is a venue for readers, commenters and authors to have a dialogue on current and prospective initiatives, lessons learned and increased community-wide understanding of missions, roles and capabilities.

The July-September 2018 issue features these articles:

An interview with the Army space operations officer who led the U.S. tracking effort when the Chinese space station Tiangong-1 reentered Earth’s atmosphere. Maj. Jerry Micka talks about cooperation and information sharing between military and civilian agencies, high-level leaders and international partners.

Read “Tracking the Plunging Station”

There is a small group who is the voice of the Warfighter among the thousands of people who have a role in developing, designing and building missile defense systems. The Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager office for Global Ballistic Missile Defense solves complex issues across the capability development spectrum. By Maj. Gabriel Stokes, chief of ground-based midcourse defense integration in the Training and Development Command Capabilities Management office, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command.

Read “Advancing Missile Defense”

Space is recognized as a warfighting domain. When will it receive the same weight of effort and investment given to other domains, and what are some steps to get there at the Geographic Combatant Command level? By Maj. Joe Mroszczyk, Space Control Command and Control Branch chief on the Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space staff.

Read “Normalizing the Space Domain”

Twenty-three maxims for being an effective staff officer in categories of the organization, the boss, others, you as a leader and you as a contributor. By Maj. Steve Wojdakowski and Maj. Matt Williamson, observer/controllers and planners in the Operations Group at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

Read “Maxims of a Staff Officer”

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