North American Aerospace Defense Command

April 1, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Glen Vanherck, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and commander, U.S. Northern Command speaks to reporters on March 31, emphasizing the need to increase the commands’ domain awareness by adding over-the-horizon radar capabilities, space assets and undersea capabilities to provide additional awareness of near-peer adversary threats.

Along with the other U.S. Combatant Commands, the Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command “achieved its objectives” in an experiment last week to improve joint all-domain operations and the related use of joint all-domain command and control, or JADC2, capabilities. The goal is to improve the integration of sensing and information capabilities to achieve information dominance and decision superiority, said the leader of the commands.

March 11, 2021
By Kimberly Underwood
Speaking at the AFCEA Rocky Mountain Chapter’s Cyberspace Symposium on March 9, Maj. Gen. Kevin Huyck, director of operations, U.S. Northern Command, says the data-centric capabilities of Joint All Domain Command and Control, or JADC2, are a clear tool to not only defeat adversaries, but also to deter and deny actions before ever needing to engage in battle.

For the military commands that protect the United States on a 24/7 basis, the ability to have real-time information from a sophisticated sensor network is essential. Given the growing threats of U.S. adversaries to the homeland, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM) are already harnessing the capabilities that Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) offers, including enhanced sensing, artificial intelligence, data integration and information convergence.

September 8, 2020
 

Rear Adm. Daniel L. Cheever, USN, has been assigned as director for plans, policy and strategy, J-5, U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

July 18, 2017
 

Col. Michael G. Koscheski, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, and deputy combined/joint force air component commander for 1st Canadian Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

July 13, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Daniel L. Simpson, USAF, has been assigned as director, intelligence and information, North American Aerospace Defense Command and Headquarters U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

July 29, 2016
 

Gen. Lori J. Robinson, USAF, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Northern Command, and commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. 

June 15, 2016
 

Shape Technologies LLC, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded an $8,154,767 primarily firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering support and exercise simulation generation support. Contractor will provide support for the Modeling and Simulations Operations Branch of the Joint Exercise and Training Directorate of Headquarters U.S. Strategic Command; and for the Modeling and Simulation Branch of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. Work will be performed at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and is expected to be complete by December 12, 2021.

October 9, 2015
 

Maj. Gen. Daniel L. York, USAR, has been assigned as special assistant to the commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command for Reserve Matters, Individual Mobilization Augmentee, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

 

Brig. Gen. Charles K. Hyde, USAF, has been assigned deputy commander, Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Region, and deputy commander for operations, 1st Air Division, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

 

Brig. Gen. Robert P. Walters Jr., USA, has been assigned director, intelligence and information (J-2), North American Aerospace Defense Command/U.S. Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.