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Gen. William Shelton Opens 30th Space Symposium

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Featured speaker Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, opened the general program of the Space Foundation’s 30th Space Symposium on May 20.

The strong military content of this year’s program continued Tuesday morning, when Shelton was followed by speaker BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT).

The 30th Space Symposium continues through May 22 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.

About Gen. Shelton
As commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Gen. 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. Before assuming his current position, Gen. Shelton was the 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.

About BG Farnsworth
BG Farnsworth assumed responsibility as the Deputy Commanding Officer for Operations for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command in July 2013. His previous assignments include: Chief, Space Capabilities Integration, Headquarters Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7; Director, Space Policy Implementation, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington DC and Director, Space Control Functional Integration Office, National Security Space Office, Washington DC; among others. Farnsworth was commissioned into the Army Corps of Engineers in 1986 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Norwich University.

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