Air Force Space Command Leader to Speak at Global Warfare Symposium

Nov 08, 2012, 10:33 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, will be a featured speaker at the Air Force Association's 2012 Global Warfare Symposium, which will take place November 15-16, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. He joins an exceptional line-up of speakers, including:

  • Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley
  • Lt Gen Larry James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Lt Gen Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Ms. Gwynne Shotwell, President of SpaceX

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As commander of Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. Shelton is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. He leads more than 42,000 professionals assigned to 134 locations worldwide.

Since he entered the Air Force in 1976 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, he has served in various assignments, including research and development testing, space operations and staff work. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels, and served on the staffs at major command headquarters, Air Force headquarters and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Prior to his current position, Gen. Shelton was the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and Chief of Warfighting Integration and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

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