Gen. William Shelton, commander of the Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker at the 28th National Space Symposium.
The April 16-19 event at the Broadmoor features leaders from around the space industry: the National Reconnaissance office, the European Space Agency, the U.S. Strategic Command, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Private industry is represented too – with speakers from Raytheon, SpaceX and Arianespace Inc.
Shelton is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the U.S. Strategic Command and for combatant commands around the world. He leads more than 46,000 professionals, assigned to 88 locations worldwide.
A graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, he was assistant vice chief of staff and director of the air Staff at the Pentagon before taking command at Peterson.