Foreign national service members from seven countries participate in the Schriever Space Scholar tour Thursday.
Foreign national service members from seven countries participate in the Schriever Space Scholar tour Thursday. (Photo Credit: Jo Anita Miley) VIEW ORIGINAL

Forty-six students and seven faculty members from the Schriever Space Scholar Program traveled from the Air Command and Staff College at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, to learn about the space industry on Redstone Arsenal.

During last week’s visit, the scholars received briefings from representatives from NASA, Space and Missile Defense Command, Missile and Space Intelligence Center and Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space. They also received a tour of NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center and LH Test Stand.

The scholars included service members from the U.S. Space Force, Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard and foreign national service members from seven countries: Singapore, Japan, France, United Kingdom, Norway, India and South Korea.

Maj. Matthew Charbonneau, Space Force instructor and recent Schriever Space Scholar graduate, was responsible for coordinating the trip to Huntsville this year. The visit included stops at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Charbonneau said the visit was insightful and a great educational experience for the group.

“We’re fortunate to have an opportunity to talk with space industry professionals,” he said. “There’s so much going on at Redstone Arsenal, such a diverse group of missions that have an impact on us in the Space Force and all the joint forces. Our visit to this area really helps us get a picture of all the interagency collaboration that is involved in the space mission. We’re receiving this information from the subject matter experts at the organizations. We hope the visit here will continue to be a part of our Space PME program. This has been a great visit.”