Join JINSA for an exclusive National Leadership Conference Call on:

“Space Force: Competition for Higher Ground”


Gen. William Shelton, USAF (ret.)

Gen. Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Dr. Jeb Nadaner

Jeb Nadaner

Former Commander, Air Force
Space Command; 2017 JINSA
Generals & Admirals Program

Former Commander, U.S.
Strategic Command; JINSA
Board of Advisors Member

Moderated by:
JINSA Vice President and
Senior Fellow

Monday, June 8
3:00 PM EDT


Watch General Chilton’s journey as the first U.S. astronaut to rise to the rank of general officer:

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General William Shelton, USAF (ret.) was a participant on JINSA’s 2017 Generals and Admirals Program to Israel. General Shelton retired as Commander, Air Force Space Command, in September 2014. During his career, he commanded space operations units at every level and held staff positions in a wide range of Air Force and Department of Defense organizations.

General Shelton was a Space Shuttle controller for the first 18 missions and he also commanded all Department of Defense space operations during internationally significant events such as the Chinese anti-satellite test and the North Korean Taepo Dong launch.

General Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret.) is a member of JINSA’s Board of Advisors and was a participant on JINSA’s 2017 Generals and Admirals Program to Israel. He completed a 34 1/2-year Air Force career as Commander of U.S. Strategic Command from 2007 to 2011, where he was responsible for the plans and operations for all U.S. forces conducting strategic deterrence and the Department of Defense’s space and cyberspace operations. Prior to this assignment, General Chilton commanded at the wing, numbered air force, major command, and unified combatant command levels including serving as Commander of Air Force Space Command from 2006 to 2007. He also served 11 years as a NASA astronaut, where he flew as the Commander of STS-76, his third Space Shuttle mission, and served as the Deputy Program Manager for Operations for the International Space Station Program.

Dr. Jeb Nadaner is Vice President and Senior Fellow at JINSA. He has served as the Director of the USMC Krulak Center for Innovation & Creativity; Lockheed Martin Vice President of Engineering & Technology and Director of Strategy & Business Development; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Senior Advisor & Member of the State Department Policy Planning Staff; and Justice Department Attorney.

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