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About the Spacepower Security Forum:


The Mitchell Institute’s Spacepower Security Forum is Washington DC’s premiere gathering of spacepower leaders.  Join us for a set of insightful, cutting-edge conversations that will help you better understand key trends in national security space and what that portends for the defense community writ large.

When: 5 April 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington, VA 22202




2023 Spacepower Security Forum







Opening Keynote


Gen B. Chance Saltzman

Chief of Space Operations






A Mission to Protect and Defend Assets in Space


Maj Gen David N. Miller, Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (Ret.), and Stacy Kubicek






Space’s Role in North American Defense: Missile Warning and Tracking


Lt Gen DeAnna M. Burt, Edward Zoiss, and  Tim Ryan






Lunch Keynote: Dr. Derek Tournear


Dr. Derek Tournear

Director, Space Development Agency






A Vision for Proliferated Orbits and Small Satellites


Brig Gen Timothy A. Sejba, Col Eric Felt, Robert Atkin, and Charles Galbreath






Closing Keynote: Dr. Lisa A. Costa


RAF ACM Sir Michael Wigston, AM Lt Gen Luca Goretti




2022 Spacepower Security Forum







Opening Keynote


Gen David Thompson

Vice Chief of Space Operations






Space Operations— Defining the Demand


Lt Gen Stephen Whiting, RAAF AIR CDRE John Haly, and RAF Air Cdre Jeremy Attridge






JADC2: Space’s Indispensable Role


Lt Gen Phil Garrant, Dr. Brad Tousley, Maria Demaree






The Intersection of Force Design and Technology: Innovating Tomorrow’s Space Force


Col Nathan Iven, Scott Forney, Chris Worley






Lunch Keynote: Dr. Derek Tournear


Dr. Derek Tournear

Director, Space Development Agency






Aerospace Chiefs’ Perspectives on Space


RAF ACM Sir Michael Wigston, AM Lt Gen Luca Goretti