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Col. Thomas Dorame to Head Space Foundation Washington, D.C., Strategic Operations

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 6, 2018) – The Space Foundation has selected Col. Thomas Dorame, USA (Ret.), as Vice President, Strategic Operations, at its Washington, D.C., office, effective Sept. 4, 2018.

Dorame joins the Space Foundation after serving more than 30 years in the U.S. Army. His last assignment was as the U.S. Army Legislative Affairs Principal Military Deputy, where he was responsible to the Secretary of the Army on congressional issues. He communicated, coordinated and synchronized Army policies, programs and legislative objectives with Congress. He also advised Army leadership on key congressional issues and on developing effective relationships with Congress.

“Thomas’ legislative affairs, strategic planning, program management and strategic communications  skills are a welcome addition to our team and support the strategic expansion of our national presence,” said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Zelibor.

Prior to his role as the Deputy Chief of U.S. Army Legislative Affairs, Dorame was the Director of U.S. Army Future Force Initiatives (Force 2025). In this role, he was responsible for planning and harmonizing the multi-year effort as part of the Army’s comprehensive strategy to develop emerging land-power concepts and capabilities, and innovative solutions to develop the future Army forces. He led the Army’s strategic enterprise, which included Army agencies, organizations and industry partners, to orchestrate and integrate the Army’s modernization efforts.

Dorame is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in national security strategy from Georgetown University. He also has a master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College. His awards and decorations include the three Legion of Merits, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, five Meritorious Service Medals and the Combat Action Badge.

About the Space Foundation
Through its Washington, D.C., office, the Space Foundation provides key administration and congressional officials and staff with educational information and testimony in support of civil, commercial and national security space policies.

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and the world’s premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites – and – and follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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