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

Brig. Gen. Jean-Daniel Testé

Brig. Gen. Jean-Daniel Testé
Commander, Joint Space Command
French Ministry of Defense

Brigadier General Jean-Daniel Testé is commander of the French Joint Space Command of the French Air Force in Paris-Balard.  He was previously the deputy director – analysis and production – at the Military Intelligence Directorate.  Upon completion of initial officer training, Testé was assigned at the air force photographic interpretation center in Saint-Cyr l’Ecole, where he was successively head of the research and digitization department and head of the interpretation department. Over his 30 year career, Testé has been assigned at the joint staff, where he was charged of the satellite imagery technical process department; to the development team of HELIOS military observation satellite, where he was responsible for the satellite mission; at the national space study center (CNES) in Toulouse as liaison officer for the HELIOS satellite; and as head of the space and intelligence department at the Air Force Staff, after which he took command of the geographic department at the joint staff.  Later, Testé commanded French Guyana Air Forces and “Capitaine François MASSE” Air Force Base in Cayenne.  After completion of the higher command and staff course, nomination to deputy director of advanced military education, and promotion to Brigadier General, he was appointed Deputy head - “homeland” - Air Operations and Air Defense Command.  Testé attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, Électrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique in Toulouse (ENSEEIHT), where he qualified as an engineer in computer science.  He holds degrees from the United States Air Force Academy, the Joint Forces Staff College and the College of Defense Studies (Centre des Hautes Etudes Militaires et Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale).

Participating Events

Thursday, April 16, 2015
10:30 a.m.:
Panel: International Military Space - Global Leaders on Collective Security
Symposium Program
Location: International Center: Main Stage

Brig. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, USAF

Deputy Director, Global Operations (DJ3), Global Operations Directorate
United States Strategic Command

Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown, USN

Deputy Commander JFCC SPACE

BGen Michel Lalumière, CD

Director General Space
Canadian Armed Forces

Brigadeiro do Ar Carlos Minelli De Sá

Comissão de Coordenação e Implantação de Sistemas Espaciais (CCISE)

Air Commodore John Philliban

Head C4ISR Joint User, Joint Forces Command
United Kingdom Ministry of Defence

Brig. Gen. Burkhard Pototzky

Division Chief Air and Space Operations
German Air Force, Air Operations Command

Brig. Gen. Jean-Daniel Testé

Commander, Joint Space Command
French Ministry of Defense


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