2021 Flagship Luncheon with General James H. “Jim” Dickinson

September 8, 2021 11:00 am ET

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2021 Flagship Luncheon Program with General James H. “Jim” Dickinson

September 8, 2021 12Noon ET (Registration begins at 11:00 am ET) – Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD

In light of the resurgence of the COVID-19 virus and its Delta variant, we regret to inform you that we must cancel the Washington Space Business Roundtable Annual Flagship Luncheon, scheduled for September 8, 2021 in conjunction with the SATELLITE Convention. 

Our program with General James H. Dickinson will be held as a virtual meeting at a future date.  General Dickinson’s team is working on confirming a date for us at this time.

We will provide full refunds for those who purchased tables and tickets to attend this event.  If you paid by credit card, we will refund the card that was used for the transaction.  No further follow up will be needed.   Please note the refund will show up within the next 30 days. 

On behalf of the Board of Directors for the Washington Space Business Roundtable, thank you for your continued support of our organization and our youth education mission.   We are working on a robust program calendar with a focus on continuing to bring informative and insightful speakers. 

“US Space Command: Successes, Challenges and How the Commercial Space Industry Can Play Its Part in Advancing Its Critical Mission”

Please join us on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, 12Noon eastern, for our keynote speaker, U.S. Army General James Dickinson, who assumed duties as Commander of the nation’s 11th unified combatant command, U.S. Space Command, on August 20th, 2020.

As part of its first change of command, U.S. Army Gen. James H. “Jim” Dickinson assumed command of USSPACECOM from U.S. Space Force Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, who was dual-hatted as the Space Force Chief of Space Operations and commander of USSPACECOM.

As his bio below shows, General Dickinson’s career has encompassed an extraordinary range of assignments.

WSBR is incredibly fortunate to have General Dickinson take time from his schedule to discuss his Command’s multi-dimensional mission and how industry can most effectively partner with his organization to advance our nation’s national security interests.

“United States Space Command faces a unique dilemma in that we can’t plan for future conflicts based on how we fought previous conflicts even if we were inclined to do so. Rather, we are preparing for the war not yet fought,” U.S. Army General James Dickinson writes. “Why do we need to prepare for such a conflict when space has traditionally been a peaceful domain? The answer is because highly capable competitors realize the extraordinary military and economic advantages that space-based capabilities give to the United States and our allies.”

“The 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel supporting United States Space Command’s mission are determined to…meet this new national imperative.”

U.S. Army General James H. Dickinson assumed duties as the Commander, U.S. Space Command, on Aug. 20, 2020, after most recently serving as the first Deputy Commander of U.S. Space Command, the 11th and most recently established unified combatant command.

He is a native of Estes Park, Colorado, and a graduate of Colorado State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Operations Research and Systems Analysis from the Colorado School of Mines. He later earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Gen. Dickinson’s command assignments include Commanding General of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense; Commanding General of the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Commanding General of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Brigade Commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eighth U.S. Army, Republic of Korea; and Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, which deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

His key staff assignments include Chief of Staff, U.S. Strategic Command; Director for Test at the Missile Defense Agency; Deputy to The Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Army; Deputy Director for Operations, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff; Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, Republic of Korea; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command; Senior Emergency Actions Officer and Senior Operations Officer, National Military Command Center, J-3, Joint Staff; Operations Officer, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade; Operations Officer, 5th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade supporting Operation Southern Watch.

Gen. Dickinson is the senior Air Defense Artillery Officer in the U.S Army. His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, two Distinguished Service Medals, three Defense Superior Service Medals, three Legion of Merits, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, four Army Achievement Medals, Parachutist Badge, Master Space Badge and Joint and Army Staff Identification Badges.


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