LUNCHEON: APR 30 » 11:30am-1:30pm - The Mayflower Hotel

TOPIC – The Fiscal 2016 Space Budget Submission and the Future of Space Defense Programs

Maj. Gen. Roger Teague
Director of Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition of the Air Force


Roger Teague Maj. Gen. Roger Teague is Director of Space Programs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition of the Air Force, responsible for crafting program strategies and options for making the best use of commercial and government-owned space assets. He directs the development and purchasing of space programs for Air Force major commands, product centers, and laboratories dealing with acquisition programs.

A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Gen. Teague’s has held a broad range of assignments related to acquiring, operating and supporting space control, missile warning, and communications systems. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels and served on the staffs at Air Force headquarters.

He commanded the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado, where he led his unit during launch, test and operational activation of three Milstar communications satellites. He also commanded the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Space Group and the SBIRS Wing, leading development, launch, test, and on-orbit checkout of the final Defense Support Program satellite, the first two SBIRS polar orbiting payloads, and the first SBIRS geosynchronous satellite. He served as Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.


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Tony Bruno, President & CEO of United Launch Alliance


Tory Bruno Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno is the president and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), a 50-50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. that was formed in 2006 to provide reliable, cost-efficient access to space for U.S. government missions.

Prior to joining ULA in 2014, Bruno served as the vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, a leading provider of ballistic missile and ballistic missile defense systems to the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.K. Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence. Programs he supervised included the Navy’s Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) and the Air Force’s intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Reentry Systems. He also managed Lockheed Martin’s responsibilities in Atomic Weapons Establishment Management Ltd., a joint venture that produces and safely maintains the U.K.’s nuclear weapons.

Since joined Lockheed Martin in 1984, he has held a number of leadership and engineering positions involving design and analysis of control systems for rockets and hypersonic reentry vehicles. He holds several patents.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and has completed graduate courses and management programs at Harvard University, Santa Clara University, the Wye River Institute, San Jose State University and the Defense Acquisition University.

Bruno is a companion of the Naval Order of the United States, a member of the Navy League and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. He served on the National Blue Ribbon Panel for Bettering Engineering & Science Education and as Chairman of the Diversity Council of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.


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