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Potomac Officers Club to Feature Vice Adm. Jon Hill as Keynote Speaker at 2021 Industrial Space Defense Summit on Tuesday

As space exploration, space research and satellite technology continue to expand rapidly. Space agencies such as NASA have worked to develop innovative solutions to support critical space and defense missions. The Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Space Force intend to maintain space superiority and provide space capabilities to U.S. and allied forces.

During the Potomac Officers Club’s 2021 Industrial Space Summit on March 23rd, notable federal and industry leaders will meet to discuss how to ensure space superiority and how private-public partnerships are critical to maintaining the new space race’s competitive advantage.

The virtual forum will feature Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), as the closing keynote speaker. He will address the MDA’s role in protecting U.S. forces and its assets related to the industrial space sector.

Hill assumed command of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in June 2019. As MDA’s director, he oversees its global mission to develop, deliver, and sustain layered capabilities to defend deployed forces, the U.S. and its allies against ballistic missile attacks during all phases of flight.

To register for the 2021 Industrial Space Defense Summit and view upcoming opportunities, visit Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page.

Before taking the helm of MDA, VADM Hill served as the MDA’s deputy director. He also held leadership and acquisition positions in AEGIS Shipbuilding, the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division, Port Hueneme Division, PEO Theater Surface Combatants, and as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy staff for Research, Development and Acquisition.

VADM Hill also served on the JOINT Staff (J-6), U.S. Army Staff for Missile Systems, and as a senior fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group (CNO SSG XXVII). His ballistic missile defense experience includes positions as technical Director for AEGIS Ballistic Missile Defense then as AEGIS Combat Systems Major Program Manager (MPM).

As MPM program manager, he was responsible for delivering Naval Integrated Fire Control and Counter Air (NIFC-CA) and Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capabilities to Naval forces.

His extensive experience in the Navy has led to numerous decorations and highly prestigious accolades, including Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the U.S. Army Commendation Medal, the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

As director for MDA, VADM Hill is responsible for numerous Agency accomplishments. Including successful SM-3 Block IIA intercept tests against intercontinental ballistic missile targets and The Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) installation at Clear Air Force Station in Alsaka to detect potential ballistic weapon attacks.

The MDA recently made strides in developing the Arrow 4 endo-atmospheric interceptor missile alongside the Israel Missile Defense Organization. Also, MDA announced recent contract awards for hypersonic and ballistic tracking space sensors.

The forum will also feature 2021 Wash100 Award recipient Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations of the United States Space Force (USSF), as the opening keynote speaker.

Join Potomac Officers Club to learn about the recent developments and plans of leading U.S. space industry players. As foreign adversaries develop new space capabilities, top officials and executives must stay ahead to dominate low-earth-orbit (LEO) and beyond.

To register for the 2021 Industrial Space Defense Summit and view upcoming opportunities, visit the Potomac Officers Club’s Event Page.

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