Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker is the Director of Integrated Air, Space, Cyberspace and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. The directorate is responsible for organizing, training, and equipping Air Force Space Command units for globally integrated space, cyberspace and ISR operations and for assimilating capabilities into the operational level of war. Mission areas include missile warning, space control, spacelift and range operations, satellite command and control, nuclear event detection, airfield operations, offensive cyber operations, defensive cyber operations, DoD information network operations, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The directorate executes an annual operations and maintenance budget of $1 billion. Denker entered the Air Force in 1986 after graduating from the University of Minnesota and receiving a commission as a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He began his career as a spacecraft engineer at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, followed by acquisition assignments with the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, now known as the Missile Defense Agency, and the Special Programs organization at the Pentagon. Denker’s operations experience includes developmental test and evaluation activities and specialized operations on a variety of space and ground systems. He has commanded at the squadron, group and wing level and has served as executive officer, deputy division chief on the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) staff and served as the Commandant, Air Command and Staff College and Vice Commander, Spaatz Center for Officer Education, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. Prior to his current assignment he served as the Director of Strategic Plans, Programs and Analyses at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Denker has a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Science degree in Systems Management from University of Southern California.