Space Symposium

Brig. Gen. John E. Shaw is Space Warfighters Luncheon Speaker

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The Space Warfighters Luncheon is held annually during the Space Symposium to honor the men and women who serve in the military around the world. The luncheon also highlights the role space assets play in providing security and solutions for keeping troops safe, informed and effective.

For the 33rd Space Symposium, Brig. Gen. John E. Shaw (pictured) will be the featured speaker at the luncheon, to be held Tuesday, April 4, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., site of the Symposium.

Brig. Gen. Shaw is the Deputy Director, Global Operations (DJ3), Global Operations Directorate, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. As Deputy Director, he is responsible to the Commander on matters of situational awareness, command and control and integrated plans and operations across space, nuclear and cyber operations.
Brig. Gen. Shaw entered the Air Force in 1990 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, with a degree in astronautical engineering and a minor in Russian language. He has served in a variety of air and space operations and staff positions, including operations tours in the 50th Space Wing, the National Reconnaissance Office, the 32nd Air Operations Group and the Space Warfare Center. His operational commands have included the 4th Space Operations Squadron, the 50th Operations Group and the 21st Space Wing. He has also served previously at U.S. Strategic Command as Director of the Commander’s Action Group, and in the Pentagon as an Air Force intern, as Deputy Chief of Space Strategy and Integration, as a speechwriter and as a senior space policy advisor.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering and Russian language from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and four masters degrees: a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington, Seattle; a Master of Arts in organizational management from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; a Master of Arts in military operational arts and sciences, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.; and a Master of Science in national security strategy from National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

See complete information about the luncheon and registration here.

This article is part of Space Watch: December 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 12).