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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

BG Timothy R. Coffin

BG Timothy R. Coffin
Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

BG Timothy R. Coffin assumed command of White Sands Missile Range on 2 July, 2014. Prior to taking command of White Sands he was the Deputy Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE), United States Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.  He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate from Wheaton College, Wheaton Ill. and was commissioned in December 1981 as a Quartermaster Officer. Upon graduating as the Distinguished Graduate from his Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the Army Special Operations Forces Europe.  In 1985 he graduated as the Honor Graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Advanced Course and was assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as the S-3 for the Armor Support Battalion, and then Commander, 62nd Supply and Services Company. From 1989 to 1992 he served in Washington, D.C., at the Army Secretariat, then as an Intern on the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). In 1993 he graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and graduated from the School of Advanced Military Studies in 1994. From there he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., as a division planner and then as Executive Officer for the 64th Forward Support Battalion In 1996 he was assigned to United States Space Command/North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) where he served in Cheyenne Mountain as an Intelligence Watch Commander and then in the Commander in Chief's Action Group. In 1999 Coffin was assigned to Army Space Command where he served as the G-4 and then as the first commander of the 1st Space Battalion. After 9/11, he served on the Army Staff, Objective Force Task Force as the Space and Aviation System Integrator.  Upon completion of the Army War College he served as the Chief of the Space and Missile Defense Division on the Army Staff. He also served as the Director for Combat Developments in the Future Warfare Center, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, In 2006 Coffin assumed command of the Army's 1st Space Brigade. In this position he was responsible for the supervision of three one-of-a-kind battalions with forces forward deployed at 14 locations in 7 countries - providing day-to-day space support to the operational Army. In 2008 Coffin assumed the duties as the J3 and J7, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command - responsible for coordination, planning, integrating, synchronizing and executing space operations employing all Operational DOD Space forces to provide tailored, responsive space effects in support of national objectives and Combatant Commander (CCDR) global and theater operations. In 2010 he deployed to Kabul Afghanistan in support of OEF.  He was promoted to Brigadier General June 6, 2012.  His military education includes the Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), the Army War College Advanced Strategic Arts Program, the MIT Seminar XXI program and is a graduate of the Harvard Senior Executive Fellowship.  Coffin's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Joint Staff Identification Badge, Army Staff Badge, Master Space Badge, and U.S. and German Parachutist Badges.

Participating Events

Monday, April 13, 2015
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

Alliance Spacesystems

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network


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