Security challenges in the new space age


Lt. Gen. John "Jay" Raymond, U.S. Air Force
Matthew Daniels, U.S. Department of Defense

Date and Time

December 7, 2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


William J. Perry Conference Room
Encina Hall, Second Floor, Central, C231
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Abstract: The years ahead will likely include hundreds of small satellites launched into orbit, more countries operating in space, and continued investment in anti-satellite capabilities by China and others. The U.S. faces major choices about the future of its national space capabilities -- including the composition of U.S. satellite systems, deterrence of potential adversaries, and new operational practices. This seminar will highlight changes in space security, as well as some of the issues and options facing secretaries of defense and military leaders. 

Speaker Bio for Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond: Lt. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.  He is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff for formulating policy supporting air, space, cyber, irregular warfare, counter-proliferation, homeland security, and weather operations.  As the Air Force operations deputy to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general determines operational requirements, capabilities and training necessary to support national security objectives and military strategy.

General Raymond was commissioned through the ROTC program at Clemson University in 1984.  He has commanded the 5th Space Surveillance Squadron at Royal Air Force Feltwell, England; the 30th Operations Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.; and the 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Colo.  He deployed to Southwest Asia as Director of Space Forces in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.  The general's staff assignments include Headquarters Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command, the Air Staff and the Office of Secretary of Defense, and the Director of Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb.  Prior to his current assignment, General Raymond was the Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command, and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

Speaker Bio for Matthew Daniels: Matthew Daniels works in the Office of Net Assessment within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. At Net Assessment, his principal areas of focus include future US activities in space and deep space exploration. He is also an engineer and special assistant at NASA. His work at NASA has included satellite engineering, joint projects with DARPA and other governments, and strategic analysis activities. Daniels received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University, his B.A. from Cornell University, and was a predoctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.