United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command ( SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army. The command was established in 1997. The SMDC is an organization composed of several components:
SMDC Headquarters and the Force Development Integration Center in
Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
1st Space Brigade, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado – consists of 1st Space Battalion, and 53rd Signal Battalion (SATCON). 117th Space Battalion ( Colorado Army National Guard) is not part of 1st Space BDE and is controlled by the Nat. Guard. However, it has a Training, Readiness, Oversight (TRO) relationship with 1st Space BDE.
100th Missile Defense Brigade (GMD), Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / U.S. Army Strategic Command (Forward) located in
Peterson AFB, Colorado Springs, Colorado Space and Missile Defense Technical Center (SMDTC)
Space and Missile Defense
Battle Lab (SMDBL) Space and Missile Defense Acquisition Center (SMDAC) based in
Huntsville, Alabama; the SMDAC comprises:
The current commander is Lieutenant General
Richard P. Formica., with Senior Enlisted Advisor Command Sergeant Major Larry S. Turner. 2
^ Associated Press, "U.S. Army tests new dirigible craft to detect cruise missiles", 20 April 2010.
^ "USASMDC – Lieutenant General Kevin T. Campbell". January 2007. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007 . Retrieved 11 April 2007.