• Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, talks with exhibitors at the Still Serving Veterans booth during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, talks with exhibitors at the Still Serving Veterans booth during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von...

  • Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, coins World War II Veteran Earl Anderson after speaking with him during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, coins World War II Veteran Earl Anderson after speaking with him during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at...

  • Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough autographs photographs for visitors at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command exhibit during the 13th Annual SMD Conference at the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19 in Huntsville, Ala. Kimbrough completed his first space flight on STS-126 in 2008, logging a total of 15 days, 20 hours, 29 minutes and 37 seconds in space, and 12 hours and 52 minutes of EVA in 2 space walks.

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    Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough autographs photographs for visitors at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command exhibit during the 13th Annual SMD Conference at the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19 in Huntsville...

  • Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough speaks to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command 2010 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year at the command's exhibit during the 13th Annual SMD Conference at the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19 in Huntsville, Ala. From left: Kimbrough, Noncommissioned Officer of the Year - Staff Sgt. James Harris, and Soldier of the Year - Spec. Matthew R. McLeod

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    Army Astronaut Lt. Col. Shane Kimbrough speaks to the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command 2010 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year at the command's exhibit during the 13th Annual SMD Conference at the...

  • Sharon Crawford, G3, talks to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command exhibitors before the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference began Tuesday at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala.

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    Sharon Crawford, G3, talks to U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command exhibitors before the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference began Tuesday at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala.

  • Dr. Steven Messervy responds to questions from WHNT 19's Steve Johnson at the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19. Messervy is the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command deputy to the commander for research, development and acquisition.

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    Dr. Steven Messervy responds to questions from WHNT 19's Steve Johnson at the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center Aug. 16-19. Messervy is the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command...

  • Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Collins, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Space Brigade, for his induction into the prestigious noncommissioned officer's organization, the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, congratulates Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Collins, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Space Brigade, for his induction into the...

  • Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle answers media questions Tuesday about his announcement during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference of establishing a cyber security research center in Huntsville.

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    Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle answers media questions Tuesday about his announcement during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference of establishing a cyber security research center in Huntsville.

  • Micheal Leech, military analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, center, demonstrates for Command Sgt. Maj. Larry S. Turner, USASMDC/ARSTRAT command sergeant major, the Simulation Center's Microsoft Surface Table capabilities during the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    Micheal Leech, military analyst, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, center, demonstrates for Command Sgt. Maj. Larry S. Turner, USASMDC/ARSTRAT command sergeant major, the Simulation Center's Microsoft Surface...

  • An exhibitor examines a scale-model replica of the Deployable Satellite Communication Terminal, currently being produced by GATR Technologies in backpack size for easy transportation at the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    An exhibitor examines a scale-model replica of the Deployable Satellite Communication Terminal, currently being produced by GATR Technologies in backpack size for easy transportation at the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von...

  • Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, announces that the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference is dedicated to former USASMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general, retired Lt. Gen. Larry J. Dodgen. The conference was at the Von Braun Center, Huntsville, Ala., Aug. 16-19.

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    Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command commanding general, announces that the 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference is dedicated to former USASMDC/ARSTRAT commanding general...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--The 13th Annual Space and Missile Defense Conference and Exhibition, featuring military organizations and defense contractors from across the country, descended on the city earlier this month to showcase the latest and greatest in space and missile defense.

Nearly 7,000 people attended the conference Aug. 16-19 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. The theme for this year's event was <i> Enabling Regional Warfighters,</i> and it had a significant international emphasis.

The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command was represented with three exhibits, and its commanding general, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell, spoke during the event.

On Tuesday, Campbell presented the 2010 USASMDC/ARSTRAT Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year to the attendees during the opening ceremony. Staff Sgt. James Harris, D Detachment, 1st Space Company, Misawa Air Base, Japan, represented the Pacific Region and was named the command's NCO of the Year, and Spc. Matthew McLeod, D Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Camp Roberts, Calif., represented the Western Region and was named the command's Soldier of the Year.

In addition, five Soldiers were inducted by Campbell and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner into the prestigious NCO organization, the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, which honors the service of Sgt. Audie Murphy, a highly decorated World War II Soldier. Inducted were: Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Hart, B Detachment, 1st Space Co., 1st Space Bn.; Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ahlborn, C Co., 53rd Signal Bn.; Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Collins, Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 1st Space Brigade; Staff Sgt. Guy Jackson, C Co., 53rd Signal Bn.; and Harris, the NCO of the Year.

Other guest speakers at the conference included the Honorable Malcolm R. O'Neill, assistant secretary to the Army, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology; Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, Air Force Space Command; Lt. Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, director, Missile Defense Agency; Lt. Gen. John D. Gardner, deputy commander, U.S. European Command; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Harry Raduege, chairman for the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovations (and former director of the Defense Information Systems Agency); and Maj. Gen. Abraham Turner, chief of staff, U.S. Strategic Command.

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