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LOS ANGELES CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 17, 2014
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Colonel on Satellite Launch System Success

Col. William R. Hodgkiss, USAF, director of the Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, presented to the chapter in April. He directs the development, acquisition and sustainment of launch and range systems required to launch national satellites and conduct testing of defense systems at the Eastern and Western ranges. The directorateís mission is to acquire, operate and sustain affordable expendable launch capability providing 100 percent mission success. It serves as the governmentís insurance agency to assure launch success. It now operates the United Launch Alliance Atlas V and Delta IV and is in the process of certifying the SpaceX Falcon 9 as evolve expendable launch vehicles (EELVs) reliable enough to carry national space assets. Col. Hodgkiss said there would be a competitive EELV request for proposal starting in June 2014.

Event Photographs:

Col. William R. Hodgkiss, USAF (c), director of the Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, joins Dr. Steve Quilici (l), chapter president, and Adam Feingold, chapter vice president of programs, following the colonelís presentation to the chapter in April.
Col. William R. Hodgkiss, USAF (c), director of the Launch Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, joins Dr. Steve Quilici (l), chapter president, and Adam Feingold, chapter vice president of programs, following the colonelís presentation to the chapter in April.
At the April membership luncheon, AFCEA Regional Vice President Doug Holker (r) installs the Los Angeles Chapter officers and directors for 2014 (from l): Bill Simon, vice president of publicity; Adam Feingold, vice president of programs; Steve Scott, vice president of membership; Spence Bauer, director and past president; Steve Quilici, president; Ed Peura, vice president of finance; Andrea Loper, secretary and vice president, Young AFCEAN Affairs; Steve Staso, vice president of communications; and Evan Helmy, vice president of operations.
At the April membership luncheon, AFCEA Regional Vice President Doug Holker (r) installs the Los Angeles Chapter officers and directors for 2014 (from l): Bill Simon, vice president of publicity; Adam Feingold, vice president of programs; Steve Scott, vice president of membership; Spence Bauer, director and past president; Steve Quilici, president; Ed Peura, vice president of finance; Andrea Loper, secretary and vice president, Young AFCEAN Affairs; Steve Staso, vice president of communications; and Evan Helmy, vice president of operations.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Bill Simon
310-559-7456

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