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Join us virtually on May 9, 2024 at 2 pm ET

The space and cyber domains continue to become more contested and more critical to events on the battlefield. Join Defense One as we talk with Space Operation Command about how they are training and preparing combatant commands to address specific space- and cyber-related threats—and what recent reoptimization efforts mean for the future of SpOC.

 

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Dr. Brian Kehl

Deputy Commanding General-Support

Space Operations Command, Space Force

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Dr. Brian Kehl

Deputy Commanding General-Support

Space Operations Command, Space Force

Dr. Brian Kehl, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Commanding General - Support (DCG-S), Headquarters Space Operations Command (SpOC), Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado. 
 
Dr. Kehl leads SpOC’s Human Capital (S1), Mission Sustainment (S4), and Resource Management & Special Access Programs (S8) Directorates.  He is responsible for providing military and civilian personnel support, force structure analysis, senior officer matters oversight, weapon system sustainment, infrastructure resilience, collateral and classified Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) activities, Strategic Basing, and Special Access Program clearances, information technology management, and physical and personal security.

Dr. Kehl entered the United States Air Force in 1994 after receiving his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 855, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. As an active-duty Air Force officer, he commanded two squadrons and a Mission Support Group and held a variety of positions in the Financial Management career field at the Acquisition Center, Air University, Wing, Major Command, and Headquarters Air Force and Headquarters Space Force levels. Prior to assuming his current duties, Dr. Kehl was the Executive Director for Defense Programs at Intuitive Machines, LLC.

Audrey Decker

Moderator

Defense One

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Audrey Decker

Moderator

Defense One

Audrey Decker is the air warfare reporter for Defense One. She previously reported for Inside Defense, where she reported on the Navy and emerging defense technology. She's a graduate of the University of Maryland.

 

 

Underwriter Speaker

Lacey Wean

Director

Carahsoft

Underwriter Speaker

Lacey Wean

Director

Carahsoft