ASRC Federal has appointed retired Air Force Col. Stephen Butler a director of space programs, where he will be responsible for building defense space programs in the Colorado Springs, Colo. region.
The company said the more than two-decade Air Force veteran brings experience in leading satellite operations, space control, missile warning, launch, cyberspace and other special programs.
Butler will work to address evolving mission requirements in space programs, anticipate future customer needs and build partnerships, said Senior Vice President Cary Chun.
Chun, a retired one-star Air Force general, joined the company in August to head expansion in the defense and intelligence space operations sectors.
Before joining the company, Butler served in Air Force Space Command as chief of the space situational awareness and command and control division, within the command’s requirements directorate.
The company says he was responsible for requirements, strategies, architectures, policies and budgets of a more than $5.2 billion space program portfolio.
Prior to that, he served as the vice commander of the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. and as commander of the 21st Operations Support Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.