U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT)

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FLC Region

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P.O. Box 1500
Huntsville, AL 35807-3801
United States

Laboratory Representative

Description

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) serves as the Army Service Component Command to U.S. Strategic Command. USASMDC/ ARSTRAT partners with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), supporting its quest to build a missile defense capability for the nation, and takes pride in moving warfighting technologies from concept to combat. From its split-based headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colo., the command oversees a number of Army elements around the globe. The command's four priorities are:

  1. Defend the Homeland - ground-based midcourse defense to the homeland; Army/Missile Defense Agency efforts; national capital region integrated air defense support
  2. Support the Warfighter - global satellite communications services and support; Joint Friendly Forces Tracking; Theater missile warning; space situational awareness, tracking and identification
  3. Prepare for the Future - space and ground-based missile defense institutional training; space, global missile defense, and high altitude proponency
  4. Develop Emerging Technology - critical systems

 

Mission

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

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