AIAA LA Section Dinner Meeting: "A Day Without Space: The Need for Space Protection" with speaker Brian Arnold


A Day Without Space: The Need For Space Protection

Speaker: Lt. General (retired) Brian Arnold,

Vice President Space Strategy Raytheon Space and Airborne  

The presentation will provide a short discussion on space support to the war fighter, and then discuss our military and economic dependence of space. Next Lt. Gen. Arnold will discuss the emerging threats to our space systems and why space protection needs to become integral to our Nation's Space Policy. He will conclude with a discussion on the foundations of Space Protection, and the issues and challenges (gaps) required to making Space Protection a reality.

In this role, he determines evolving customer needs in the defense, intelligence and civil arenas, and develops strategies to meet them with space qualified solutions. He also leads planning efforts for expanding core SAS space markets and technologies. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Arnold served as vice president and general manager of Space Systems within Raytheon SAS. A retired U.S. Air Force Lt. General, he has 35 years of experience in leading space superiority programs and exceptional space market knowledge and expertise. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2005, Mr. Arnold served as Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, the nation’s center of excellence for military space acquisition. There, he managed the research, design, development, acquisition and sustainment of space launch and command and control systems, missile systems and satellite systems. As Program Executive Officer for Air Force Space, he oversaw the Air Force Satellite Control Network; spacelift ranges; launch programs; the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program; the Space-Based Infrared System Program; military satellite communication programs; Navstar Global Positioning System programs; intercontinental ballistic missile programs; the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program; and emerging transformational space programs such as space-based radar.

Mr. Arnold was commissioned through Officer Training School at Lackland AFB, Texas, in 1971 and spent the majority of his air force career in operations as a pilot in FB-111 and B-52 aircraft; he has served as a commander at the flight, squadron, wing, and sub-unified level of command. As Director of Space and Nuclear Deterrence for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, he was responsible for space and missile systems. During his military service, Mr. Arnold was awarded several honors, including: the 2002 Aviation Week and Space Technology Laurels Award for outstanding achievement in the field of space; a 2003, Eugene M. Zuckert Award for outstanding management achievements by a Department of the Air Force manager; and the 2005 General Bernard A. Schriever Award for the most significant contribution to U.S. Air Force missile and space programs. He retired from the military in June 2005.Mr. Arnold received a bachelor’s degree in education from California State University, Hayward, and a master’s degree in administrative education from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles.

New date:  Thursday, October 22nd

The Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, 5985 Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

Dinner/Presentation:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. – Event Check-in with Networking Reception and Cash Bar

CANCELLATION POLICY:  If you cannot attend, please cancel your registration within 72 hours at the email or phone at the contact information listed below.  Otherwise, you are still obligated to pay for the reserved meal. 

Questions and Contact Information:

Susan Goldstein, AIAA West Coast Office

phone:  (310) 726-5002  (310) 726-5002 ,  (800) 683-AIAA  (800) 683-AIAA (2422)



Name Sales End Price
AIAA Member   Ended $30
Non-Member Ended $35
AIAA YP/Active Military Ended $25
Educators/Non-member Students   Ended $25
AIAA Students   Ended $15
AIAA Educator Associate   Ended $20
Presentation Only - No Meal Ended $7.5

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