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Space and Missile Defense Command
United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command Logo.svg
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Active October 1, 1997 -
Country United States
Allegiance  United States Army
Part of Seal of the United States Strategic Command.svg United States Strategic Command
Garrison/HQ Redstone Arsenal
Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica
Distinctive Unit Insignia Space and Missile Defense Command DUI.gif

The 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:
    • High Energy Laser Systems Test Facility (HELSTF), at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
    • U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site (USAKA/RTS), in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
    • Army Space Program Office (ASPO) in Alexandria, Virginia
    • Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensors Project Office (JLENS) based in Huntsville, Alabama[1]
    • Ballistic Missile Targets Joint Project Office (BMTJPO) based in Huntsville, Alabama

The current commander is Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica.,[2] with Senior Enlisted Advisor Command Sergeant Major Larry S. Turner.

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  1. Associated Press, "U.S. Army tests new dirigible craft to detect cruise missiles", 20 April 2010.
  2. "USASMDC – Lieutenant General Kevin T. Campbell". January 2007. Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070613092421/http://www.smdc.army.mil/SMDC/BIO/Campbell.html. Retrieved 11 April 2007. 

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