Gen. Shelton Slated for Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

 Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, will be a featured speaker at the Space Foundation's 28th National Space Symposium, which is set for April 16-19 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is currently scheduled to speak Tuesday afternoon, April 17.

Shelton joins a roster of high-level industry, military, civil space and academic speakers at the premier gathering of space professionals.The National Space Symposium offers presentations and panels covering all aspects of space, plus special events and presentation of several prestigious space-related awards.

About Shelton
As commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Shelton is responsible for organizing, equipping, training and maintaining mission-ready space and cyberspace forces and capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands around the world. He leads more than 46,000 professionals, assigned to 88 locations worldwide and deployed to an additional 35 global locations.

He entered the Air Force in 1976 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has served in various assignments, including research and development testing, space operations and staff work. He has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and numbered air force levels, and served on the staffs at major command headquarters, Air Force headquarters and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Before assuming his current position, Shelton was assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C., and chief of warfighting integration and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., a Master of Science degree in astronautical engineering, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and a Master of Science degree in national security strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

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Pictured: Gen. William Shelton delivered welcome remarks at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.1 event, held in conjunction with the 27th National Space Symposium. Register for the 2012 event, Cyber 1.2 here.

This article is part of Space Watch: November 2011 (Volume: 10, Issue: 11).