Brown-bag lecture to focus on ‘Space Force’ Oct. 24



Brown-bag lecture to focus on ‘Space Force’ Oct. 24

IABBLS-AY19-3-24OCT18-webartThe next lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series co-hosted by the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School and the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation, is scheduled from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Oct. 24, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth.

Mr. Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, will discuss the topic of a “Space Force,” starting from the development of USSPACECOM to the 2001 “Commission to Assess the United States’ National Security Space Management and Organization,” to today as we look at the possibility of a new branch of the armed forces – a “Department of Space.”

Download the flyer for this lecture.


Thomas A. Gray serves as the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s liaison officer to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center and Army University with responsibility for the integration of space knowledge and education across various TRADOC, Joint, and other service schools to include the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

A retired U.S. Army officer, Mr. Gray was one of the first officers selected to be designated as a space operations officer. He served in Army Space Command, the Space and Missile Defense Lab, and the SMDC Directorate of Combat Development. He is qualified as a Level 3 Space Professional of the U.S. Army Civilian Space Cadre, holds the space operations officer designation 3Y, and has earned the U.S. Army Master Space Badge. Mr. Gray holds a bachelor’s from New Hampshire College and earned a master’s from Central Michigan University.


All lectures in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series are free and open to the public. As the series moniker states, the lecture series is conducted in the traditional “brown-bag lunch” format. – Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunches into the conference room.

Members of the public coming to the lectures from off-post will need to add extra time to check-in at the Fort Leavenworth visitor center. – For gate information, see the Fort Leavenworth homepage.

This series is co-hosted by the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center with the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS). The InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is an extracurricular, interagency topic-focused series that is intended to help enrich the CGSS curriculum. The presentations are scheduled each month. The CGSC Foundation and the Simons Center have received support for all brown-bag lectures in academic year 2019 from First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Download the schedule for all upcoming InterAgency Brown-Bag Lectures in academic year 2019.

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