Academic Engagement Enterprise



U.S. Space Command collaborates with Academia to:

• Engage the future workforce - by creating a more diverse, robust and accessible pool of qualified Space professionals for military and civilian work roles within the Space Mission Force.

• Increase Space applied research and innovation - with cutting-edge research to better understand technical and non-technical (policy, law, threat trends) options, problems, solutions, and innovation opportunities.

• Expand Space-focused academic partnerships - through exchanges and directed research to foster unique competencies, capacities, and expertise that will provide insight into adversaries' cyberspace activities

• Enrich strategic Space dialogue - by informing academic institutions of the command’s roles, authorities, key issues and responsibilities in National security and Space operations.


Academic institutions that have joined USSPACECOM’s Academic Engagement Enterprise will:

• Receive communications about changes in the Space domain that may impact their students, programs, collaborative research initiatives, and partnerships

• Receive invitations to exclusive  events hosted by USSPACECOM

• Gain access to guest lecturers from USSPACECOM on Space strategy, policy, law, innovation, exercises, and workforce professionalization  issues

Check out our Academic/Space-based articles of interest.

Space Workforce Professionalization

USSPACECOM AEE Inaugural Webinar

Date: Dec 9, 2022
Time: 1:30pm MST
Duration: 1 hour

Connect with the Academic Engagement Team

We want to hear from you!  Please use the contact form below to connect your school/university.  Additionally, you can request a speaker for your event.

Simply fill out the form with your information and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Col. Doug Drake, Joint Training and Education Division Chief / 719-503-5803

Mr. Michael Madsen, Branch Chief, Training and Education / 719-503-5806

Ms. Amanda Mullins, Joint Training Program Manager / 719-503-5807

Mr. Thomas Woodard, Academic Engagement Action Officer / 719-503-5809
Academic Engagement Enterprise ContactAcademic Engagement Enterprise Team,