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Session XII: The Next Generation

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The Army has made great strides over the last decade to secure a solid foothold and reputation in the space community. Army space professionals have finally gained equity among their peers in the operational space community, and today we see a truly joint space cadre, dedicated to solving tough problems as a team. Unfortunately, the Army has done very little to try to gain equity with its peers concerning space education. This paper outlines the current state of Army Space education, attempting to identify the inequity of space education programs between the services, the impact of this iniquity, as well as to outline what is believed to be the best course of action in order to close this gap. This paper will consider all levels of education within the Army, focusing on the space educational programs of the three major service academies with respect to their specific missions. The paper will then illustrate the steps currently underway at the United States Military Academy to implement its very first regimented, multidiscipline, space educational program, designed to build the foundation for a permanently funded and resourced space educational program in the future.

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Aug 13th, 11:00 AM

Army Space Education: Closing the Gap with Operational Space

The Army has made great strides over the last decade to secure a solid foothold and reputation in the space community. Army space professionals have finally gained equity among their peers in the operational space community, and today we see a truly joint space cadre, dedicated to solving tough problems as a team. Unfortunately, the Army has done very little to try to gain equity with its peers concerning space education. This paper outlines the current state of Army Space education, attempting to identify the inequity of space education programs between the services, the impact of this iniquity, as well as to outline what is believed to be the best course of action in order to close this gap. This paper will consider all levels of education within the Army, focusing on the space educational programs of the three major service academies with respect to their specific missions. The paper will then illustrate the steps currently underway at the United States Military Academy to implement its very first regimented, multidiscipline, space educational program, designed to build the foundation for a permanently funded and resourced space educational program in the future.