By Sharon L. Hartman (USASMDC/ARSTRAT-CS)February 10, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Early yesterday morning, Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), kicked off the Army Space Power Wargame Seminar II here. The focus of the event is Land Component Operations in Degraded, Denied and Disrupted Space Operations Environment. The four-day event is a follow-on to last month's Warfighter's Forum and brings together key Army and industry leaders who will provide their insight and subject matter expertise.
Story encouraged those in attendance to dig deep throughout the week by providing thoughtful discussion and possible solutions. "What is it we need to accomplish' Can we afford what we say we need' Don't be afraid to ask the hard questions," directed Story during his opening remarks.
The primary purpose of the seminar is to understand the Army's reliance on Space in conducting full-spectrum operations and determining how to mitigate the loss of space capabilities.
Larry Burger, director, USASMDC/ARSTRAT Future Warfare Center noted in his comments, "This is the Army's seminar. It is the Army perspective and we need that perspective to find out what the right way is to do this."
The seminar continued today with a topical panel discussion on space related innovations and breakouts sessions.